28 June 2011

Love that is true...

You know the ads that fill the sidebars of your computer screen? You know, the ones you try to ignore while you’re reading your mail, or typing a tweet, or composing yet another blog post?

Earlier today I was trying to respond to some emails and couldn’t ignore the flickering on the right side of the screen. It was an ad for an online dating/match making service.

At first the ad said:
What if you could be loved for exactly who you are?
Then a flash and the new text read:
Love is out there. We can help you find it.
Both my heart and spirit exploded. There is One Who loves us exactly as we are for He created us. We don’t need to hide or pretend or pretty ourselves up for Him because He sees through all of our camouflage. Imperfect, smeared with the lusts of the world, marred by sin, need and greed, there is much to make us unlovable, and yet He loves us. Exactly. As. We. Are.

The second part of the ad remained on my screen and it struck me as a brilliant evangelical campaign, a new way to share Jesus with those who don’t yet know Him.
Love is out there. We can help you find it.
Have you been keeping the Lord’s love to yourself or reaching out to others? There is no better time than now. 

Have you been looking for love and not finding what your heart desires?  I'd love to introduce you to the One Who loves me more than I can truly comprehend.  Just. Ask. Me.

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation Mark 16:15 NIV


Duane Scott said...

I think this is a first for me.

I've never heard someone find Biblical inspiration from match.com :)

I like it. :)

Marcus Goodyear said...

I'd say all good ads appeal to some deep inner need, and our deep inner needs are connected to our need for God.

Good ideas here, and I'm glad Duane pointed out that this was Match.com. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known!

HisFireFly said...

It isn't match.com but a similar type of site -- I thought it best to not name names!

floyd said...

Very interesting that the advertisers have figured out how to play on the way all humans are hard-wired. The only problem is of course they then sell the potential customers something that they can't produce. Only God can produce inside of us what will give us peace and joy.
Nice job finding the obvious, that hasn't been obvious to the rest of us!