A New Appreciation
“In the early morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there.” (Mark 1:35)
I’ve always been a late-night person, but following my cancer surgeries sleep was particularly hard to come by. Because the pain prohibited sleep, one of the great blessings for me personally was to turn on my local Christian radio station and listen to the comforting music.
With so much time on my hands, I really began to focus in on the music -probably more than at any other time in my life. I was amazed at how much Christian music truly centers on the theme of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Not only did His resurrection take place, but our resurrection - the future for those who trust Jesus as Lord and Savior - to eternal life. What a comfort that message was, reasserting that death is not a curse but a reward - for God’s people.
We have an enormous number of Christian radio stations throughout America. They are the best resource available to God’s people to communicate quickly with one another and as a means of ministering to one another.
I pray you will help me protect the medium of Christian radio as a sacred trust from the Lord. That means, if you listen to Christian radio, you should support it. If we ever lose access to Christian radio, there will be a great gap in spreading the Gospel across the world.
Jesus told the disciples: “You shall receive power. . . and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
Daily Scripture Reading:
Psalms 107, 116, 118
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