The Super Bowl is this weekend. Like a lot of you, I enjoy watching the game. Secretly, I REALLY enjoy watching the Super Bowl commercials. They’re usually creative and funny. They’re so popular, that they “leak” them to the public before the big game. I happened to see Google’s commercial today. It’s a conversation of an older man talking with “google” to remember things about his wife, Loretta. He says things like “Hey Google, show me pictures of me and Loretta.” As he chuckles at the pictures he says, “Remember Loretta hated my mustache.” “Remember Loretta loved going to Alaska.” “Show me pictures of our anniversary.” At the end, he says, “Remember, I’m the luckiest man in the world.”
The commercial implies that Loretta is gone and he is left alone. It is a powerful, emotion-filled video that had me sobbing…at the least…getting choked up. Why? Because I’m a mush? Well, that’s part of it. But more than that, it is a visual reminder that life is short and that we all need to make our relationships count.
Ephesians 4:32 says Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Who needs a good word from you today? Don’t put it off. We’re not guaranteed tomorrow. We only have today.