An astonishing film about Father Lazarus who has been living in solitude on the Mount Colzim for several years now. He is originally Australian and worked at the university lecturing and teaching literature and Philosophy and spent about 40 years of his life as an atheist deriving his philosophy from Marxism.
After his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and died, he abandoned his life in Australia and set out in quest of God and FREE MAN. His honest search and pilgrimage eventually led him to Jesus Christ.
If I were to point the story towards you I would ask, “Where’s Waldo?” and you might recall those popular children’s picture books from the 1980s. That little guy in the red-and-white-striped shirt and hat loved to hide in the pages amid a busy blur of images that made it nearly impossible to find him.
Thankfully, finding Jesus is a lot easier than finding Waldo. Jesus doesn’t play hide-and-seek. He says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock” (Rev. 3:20). You can find Him at the door of your heart—the core of your existence—and He is waiting to come in. He doesn’t just want to meet you at church, or to be kept at bay on the outer edges of your life. Rather, Jesus longs to be in the center of your dreams, deliberations, and desires. He wants a real relationship with the real you.
And as wonderful as that is, I need to warn you that it may be a little unsettling. Your heart is no doubt harboring a few things that He will want to deal with – things that bring sadness, addiction, anger, hate etc… But it’s worth the pain because there is nothing that is more valuable than intimacy with Him.
Welcome Jesus in and He will clear out the clutter until the air is fragrant and fresh with the purity, power, and pleasure of His presence.
Who’s knocking at your heart’s door? It’s Jesus! How wonderful is that!