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“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him…” John 6:44
When my kids were little, they were never exposed to advertisements. They only watched videos or commercial-free shows On Demand. Once they were old enough to work the remote themselves, they started watching network shows. Suddenly, our world was filled with commercials every eight to twelve minutes.
It was hysterical: Watching them get sucked in. They would literally come running into the kitchen to tell me about this great laundry cleaner that got out stains but wouldn’t bleach colors, or a floor cleaner that left a great shine. It wasn’t so funny when they fell victim to the commercials convincing them they truly needed every toy and gadget advertised.
Clearly they didn’t possess the wisdom to discern the difference between a want and a need. I was hoping that would come with maturity. But when I look around at our world today, I realize that battle is far greater than just an age thing.