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Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

November 30, 2018 4 Comments

It may seem odd to say, “Let God find you.” After all, God knows just where we are. But there is something very respectful about a God who, as Jesus says in the Book of Revelation, stands at the door and knocks.

Even back in the Garden of Eden, as sinful Adam and Eve hid, God walked through the garden and called, “Where are you?”

Yes, God waits until we let him find us, until we open the door of our heart where he knocks, or until we decide to come out of hiding.

But God does knock. He sends us prophets and speaks through creation and His Word to establish a connection with us. He seeks a connection. Let God find you. Open the gift of His offer.

Something of this dynamic occurred to me while watching the John Lewis Christmas commercial below. And while the roles seem reversed, the dynamic is the same. A little girl spies a lonely man on the moon and seeks to get his attention, to connect with him somehow. But the man seems lost in his loneliness. Through perseverance, she reaches him and the connection is opened.

Let God find you. Let Him connect with you this Christmas.

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  1. Christina says:

    Thanks. That was most needed at this time.

  2. RAY - PORTSMOUTH - UK says:

    A very necessary prelude to the Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent, this year. “But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:36.
    In Revelation 3:20 he says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone will hear my voice and open the door I will come in and dwell with them and they with me.”
    I also remember well this beautiful John Lewis ad. for Christmas 2015. And I recall thinking at the time, and still do, just how often we rather pitifully tend to see God as way out there on the moon, seemingly out of reach, when in reality, He is just a breath and a hug away, if only we will allow Him to get close enough to us.
    Let us all open wide the doors of our hearts to Him with great urgency and then, perhaps, we will be ready to receive Him when He comes – either at the end of our own lives or at the very end of time.
    May God bless us all this Advent and help us to remain awake and ready!

  3. Sometimes it can seem like He’s playing hide and seek.

    • RAY - PORTSMOUTH - UK says:

      Do you really ‘seriously’ believe that our Great God would stoop to playing such games with the children of His creation, John? I don’t think so. It’s much more likely that it is ‘we’ who play this very silly game with HIM!
      As scripture makes quite clear, He is already and continually looking for us – “The son of man came to seek and to save those who are lost.” – Luke 19:10. He is already seeking us – we do the hiding!!
      What I am, however, absolutely certain of, is that, when He is ready, He does eventually say,
      “HERE I COME – – READY OR NOT”!!
      Let Him in – now – let Him take control. Then I am certain that we shall all be ‘READY’.
      God bless you John

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