The Parable of the Facebook Message


It was like a tap had been turned off.

It was a dry riverbed with no life.

The circle of waiting was rolling and rolling and there was nothing coming through.


Finally like a digital dawn the phone sprung into action.

Every app update came through together like a digital tsunami of notifications.


But it wasn’t there …the message I had been waiting for was no where to be seen.

Every update, every mention was painful to watch flow by but there was nothing worth reading or even opening.


Then a flash of green, I thought I saw their avatar.

For what felt like forever I scrolled back and eventually there it was.

We had connected and everything else was no more.


Frontier Youth Trust first published this parable as part of, an online scrapbook that brings together a wide collection of parables to resource pioneering discipleship and inspire story telling.