Dead Air

One of the most feared things when it comes to broadcast media is “Dead Air.”  The moment when silence is all that is being seen or heard, a moment that can be so deafening to people who are listening or watching.  It is a moment when everyone scrambles to fix the problems.

I got to thinking about this as it relates to the Christian walk, and I realized that too many times we are letting others see our “Dead Air” moments.  In radio you want to fill all the silent moments with either music, information, or some type of message to make sure that all moments are filled with sound.  I feel that we can all take a lesson from this for our lives as followers of Christ.

When we live out our Christian walk, we should take the opportunity to always be doing something to show Christ to those around us.  Whether it is in helping someone, or the message that we are sharing with our lips, we should always be giving an answer showing who we serve, be it in action or in deed.  We are called to a higher purpose when it comes to our lives.

In 1 Peter 3:15 it says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

I challenge each of you today to take this opportunity to say where your heart stands.  Always be prepared for those you will come into contact with.  You never know who you are going to contact during a day, and in many cases, you will be dealing with lost souls who are searching for answers.  Many times we are being watched unaware.

Always be ready to give an answer to every one who asks, and even those that don’t, for the hope that is in you…do this through the example that you set on a daily basis.  Let today be the day that someone sees Jesus in you…don’t let your “Dead Air” speak louder than the Savior.  Remember, you may be the only Jesus that someone will see.


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