Everyone needs to get away once in a while. Could it be that Jesus, too, needed to kick back, enjoy some music and some fries, and check out the sights in balmy San Diego?
Retired 911 operator Chuck Rickman, 64, thinks so. Rickman was out taking a walk on the weekend of January 19-20 when he spotted the Son of God in a window of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Quickly, he pulled out his cell phone and snapped a picture. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Rickman later explained that he’s not religious: He thought the image could be either Jesus or Led Zeppelin.
Matt Greene, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s general manager, took news of Christ’s appearance in stride. “Celebrities stay here all the time,” he said, “but if it is Jesus, he’d be the biggest one to stay here.”
Myself, I’m not really buying into the “Jesus in a window/tree trunk/taco shell…” phenomenon. When He comes, I’m pretty sure He won’t tease us with greasy smears on glass, and we’ll recognize Him in all His grandeur. It would be great, though, if the sinners of San Diego would ponder the possibility of Christ’s manifestation and turn their lives around, becoming Isaiah 55 people.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsakehis way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
If you are intrigued or inspired by this chance appearance of the Lord, you’ll want to know about Chicago’s “Our Lady of the Underpass.” Check it out here.