Radio has played a big part in my life, and I got to thinking about how with the old transistor radios how you had to work and work to get it tuned into the station that you were trying to pick up, but once you find that spot the static goes away and the signal that is being transmitted comes through clearly.
Working in radio now, we deal with static on a daily basis; our objective is to completely remove it from the air so that the product that you find when you tune in is clear and the message is presented clearly. From the advertising that goes on our airways, to the songs and ministry programs we make available, all of it is something we clearly want to get out so the message is loud and clear on your end.
This is a lot like our relationship with Christ. God is transmitting on a station that we must work, much like we did on that old transistor unit, to tune into for a loud and clear message. I can think of one radio that we had that you had to tune in the knob to find the station, making sure it was on the right band. Once you found it there was a fine tuning knob that would work to get the clearest signal possible.
Life is like that old radio, tuning in to the message that God is sharing, but the Bible acts as that fine tuning knob that will help us to get the programming loud and clear. Our pastors also act as a second fine tuning knob that will help us to even better tune into the Gospel message. All of this working together to help us hear God’s message clearly in our lives.
Today we need to take the words of the old Gospel song, “Turn the Radio on” to heart:
“Turn your radio on and listen to the music in the air; Turn your radio on and glory share. Turn your lights down low and listen to the Master’s radio; Get in touch with God, and turn your radio on.”
We all have a receiver that is able to tune in to God’s radio; we just have to know how to work the knobs to get the clear message.
John 14 opens our eyes to how this works:
“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:25-27, ESV)
Tune into the Holy Spirit today! Turn your radio on!