I saw one of those electronic billboards along the freeway. It is sponsored by a local church and the ad’s tag line reads, “Win at life.” I don’t know the context of their tag, so it may be on point, but at 65 mph I felt it was not.
I well imagine many people drive past the sign, read it and say in their hearts, “I just lost everything, my wife died of cancer, my son is ill, my husband was murdered, I’m addicted, I’m dying, or I can’t live with my pain anymore.” The farthest thing from their mind is playing another game, for to win implies one might lose, and they have already lost too much to play another game.
I thought of a Bible verse, “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him, if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut 4:29). Here is God’s word to those I imagined; “If from there.” If from just where you are you will seek God, closer is He then breathing, and nearer than hands and feet. If from there you will seek God, you will find life.
Sought, and found,