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GPS Jesus

When God comes searching.

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For the fine citizens of Wellington, Florida enough was enough. The baby Jesus was stolen from their community center nativity two years in a row!

But during the next Noel they were ready–with a creative way to catch a crook. Christmas season number three featured a baby Jesus with a GPS locator onboard. Sheriff’s deputies tracked the life-sized figurine, when it was absconded yet again, to an apartment–where it was found lying face down on a carpet.

Tis the season once again, and the Christ child is missing. There are plenty of lights and Santas and reindeer on the lawn. But where is Jesus? Lots of folks aren’t even looking for Him this time of year. No worries. We may not be searching for Christ, but He came searching for us.

This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10

Remember the first thing God said to Adam and Eve after they ate the forbidden fruit? They were hiding from Him and He called to them, “Where are you?”

Yes, there is a God’s Positioning Signal (GPS) inside each one of us. We have been searched and fully known (Psalm 139). God knows EVERYTHING about us–the good, the bad and the ugly–yet He STILL sent his Son to redeem us (Romans 5:8).

You did not choose me but I chose you.

Jesus – John 15:16a

People leaving Christ out of Christmas doesn’t change one iota what God did for the world (John 3:16). Through the gift of His Son, He shows us ALL how much He loves us.

Yet it is a gift we must be willing to receive.

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By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

43 replies on “GPS Jesus”

You’re welcome, Angel. I’m sure I didn’t think of it first, but it’s true. God’s love can reach us anytime and anywhere—no matter how far. Blessings and a Merry Christmas to you!

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Thankful that God chose us and sent Jesus to die for us. Many do ignore the true meaning of Christmas, the festivities have taken first place. My mom and I were just discussing how you no longer hear many of the Christmas songs that mention the name of Jesus. I am glad He lives in our hearts and we can share His love as we have opportunities. Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️

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Your post made me think of this Kutless song:

I’ve seen lots of deer 🦌 displayed around our neighborhood. Lots of lights and decorations, but you’re so right: Christ has been left out of Christmas by so many. Thankfully He excludes no one. Your posts are always a joy to read David. Thanks for sharing your gifts. Have a blessed new year.

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Our locals also swiped a couple of reindeer and an angel or two. Now everything is deeply staked into the ground. Pretty sure it was kids and I have my suspicions as to who. As you say we just have to keep sharing the good news about Christmas and focus on Jesus.

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This is actually a rewritten post from last year about this time. It’s sad that folks think nativity scene thievery is a good pass time. I drive by a church almost daily where someone keeps knocking the figures over. So sad. But God is still on the throne.
Thanks for dropping by, Pastor Pete. Blessings!

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My pleasure. Great post.

Thank you for encouraging me and inspiring me to do a post on how a godly man like Joseph is ideal for a godly woman.

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I know a main focus of your post was about God searching us out, pursuing us, and choosing us, which is also wonderfully true.

Hmmm. Taking note about doing a post on Joseph being a godly man suitable for a godly lady. It is important to have righteous examples showing what kind of man A godly woman/girl would or should want.

Thank you!

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Agreed, Petrina. It isn’t the day necessarily, but the God behind it that matters. Thankfully, He is a loving God who keeps reaching—even when we turn Him away. Thank you for sharing!

PS. I’d love to read a post about how Joseph was the kind of man a godly girl ( like Mary) would want. You are the writer who could do this.

Blessings!

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Thank you for this important reminder about what Christmas is really about. Even though it is likely not celebrated on the day He was truly born it is a celebration of the Son of God and the gift of salvation for all who will receive it. Rudolph, Christmas trees, family gatherings, and gifts seem to be the focus for so many people.

So In the face of all of the distractions, and the commercialization, thank you for reminding us of the true meaning. 😊🙏🏾

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two days ago I actually said to my family that I feel well

my sense of humour is back. exercising is harder than I thought it’d be, even with being told it would take a while to adjust

but i did, and still do, still feel

we’re really hoping to get a bit of filming done before the year end, ‘cos we move to the other end of the country soon, and that’s gonna curtail BerryBunch stuff for a while

(but our new home has a huge extra room we’re dedicating to our 3rd Studio……..getting VERY excited about that!!)

thank you

Andy B and the family

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You’re right, Betty. External reminders of Christ’s incarnation are also important. Of course, my mind went straight to Dollar Tree. If only they sold outdoor nativity scenes! Thank you for being a regular reader and commenter. Merry Christmas to you and Dan.

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We have several nativity scenes inside our house, but not one outside. Now I know that isn’t the main message of your post, but it did get me to thinking. Even though you’re talking about Jesus in our hearts, I think external signs are important, too. We need to put one outside to help remind folks of the “reason for the season.” Perhaps the Lord will find one for me and put it on my path this coming year. 🙂 Enjoy your Saturday!

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Good angle David. Our car’s GPS thinks we are in Michigan in the middle of a lake. Needs fixing.
My handheld gets me lost every time in the woods…operator needs fixing. I have never learned how to make it work right. So glad God doesn’t lose us.

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How wonderful 😊 Yes, I took a long break while relocating and healing from the ending of an 8 year relationship. Lots of changes. I’m back now and starting to read more of the posts on here. Interested to hear your perspective always my friend. Happy New Year too to you✨

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Thank you very much for reaffirming the fact that to many of us Jesus is not at all important but to God we all are very important hence he has sent his only son so that we won’t be able to question him about his love for us on the final day of judgement.God bless you .Take care.🙏😊🌷

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This is a lovely post. Jesus came to seek and save those who were lost, which included everyone. He first chose us. Our choice to accept that truth is secondary.

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Thank you, MariaTeresa. Just this morning I was thinking about how I hadn’t heard from you in awhile. I shall tap on over to your site and see what’s new. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well. Blessings!

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Yes indeed, God chooses us again and again with unconditional love. It is we who must be willing to receive the love. Great message David, to continuously check in with ourselves and indeed receive. Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend ❤

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