COLUMN: My digital sanctuary: social media’s inspiring Christian memes

In social media’s sprawling landscape, where opinions clash and debates often overshadow camaraderie, an unexpected haven of inspiration is emerging through the pixels and posts: uplifting Christian memes. 

These digital nuggets of wisdom can offer a respite amid the hustle of everyday scrolling, reminding us of our soul’s intrinsic worth and the boundless love that divine grace bestows upon us.  

As I navigate my daily digital journey, I find myself collecting these virtual gems – snapshots of profound thoughts that now reside in the gallery of my phone, awaiting their turn to spark moments of personal reflection and, today, to share rays of hope with you. 

In fact, I’m struck by a realization while scrolling through the images I’ve saved over the past month or so. It seems that our loving Father has brought a substantial collection of thoughts into my view – and therefore into my head – that are exactly what I needed to see at this time. For Christians, that’s not a new concept, but it’s still reassuring to observe it in our own personal lives. 

Now, in this exploration, let’s delve into the vivid spectrum of Christian memes that have recently taken up abode in my digital space. As we survey these insightful musings, let’s peel back the layers of this visual ministry and uncover the impact these shared sentiments can have on our lives.  

– On my sister’s feed, a weighty reflection on the soul’s value emerges: “Ponder how valuable your soul must be for Satan to tirelessly pursue it and the King to lay down his own life for it.” 

– A Bible Study Fellowship classmate’s post emphasizes God’s love: “Have you ever considered that God has fallen in love with you? He sends you flowers every spring. He sends you sunshine every morning. Whenever you want to talk, he listens to you. He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chooses your heart. Amen.” 

– A voice from the past reminds us of God’s power and protection: “But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress – Psalms 59:16.” 

– From the page of a high school church camp friend comes a reminder about trusting divine intervention: “Sometimes God kills the connection so the connection doesn’t kill you.” 

– From the lens of a journalistic connection, we gain awareness life’s possibilities: “When you look at a field of dandelions, you can see either a hundred weeds or a thousand wishes.” 

These are just a few of the hundreds of images I’ve collected through the years. I hope they resonate with you as much as they do with me. 

But does a study of Facebook and Instagram memes take the place of studying the Good Book? Of course not. 

And do such graphics sometimes present erroneous messages? If you’ve been around the digital world for any length of time, you know the answer to this question as well. 

Even so, I believe these on-screen spiritual reflections can sometimes be part of the cure for what is ailing us. In his providence, the Great Physician often puts them into our path. They may not solve our problems outright or overall, but they can help bring our mind to where it needs to be, especially when they are from the scriptures themselves, such as this one: 

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think – Ephesians 3:20.” 

So, join me in this assessment of pixels that carry profound messages as we seek solace, share hope and rekindle the warmth of unity amid the ever-evolving backdrop of social media. 


Sallie Rose Hollis lives in Ruston and retired from Louisiana Tech as an associate professor of journalism and the assistant director of the News Bureau. She can be contacted at