Saturday, 11 May 2019

Saturday Song: O.M.D., "Radio Waves"

What a wonderful invention radio is. It brings us news and music wherever we are. And unlike television, we don't need to be staring at the receiver. That's why I'm often doing housework or just relaxing while I listen to my favourite oldies or Bible-teaching programs.

Listen to the song by O.M.D. here.

For many folks in Third World lands, radio is an essential link to the outside world. And for believers in countries where Christianity is forbidden, broadcasts from free countries help them grow in faith and understanding of the Bible.

We Christians are familiar with what theologians call The Great Commission. Mark 16:15 (KJV) is one verse where Christ gave this command. "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Likewise, Paul wrote in Romans 10:14 (BBE), "But how will they give worship to him in whom they have no faith? and how will they have faith in him of whom they have not had news? and how will they have news without a preacher."

Thanks to broadcast ministries, such as Trans World Radio, people who would normally not hear the gospel can listen to preachers in the privacy of their own homes as they preach in their mother tongue.

Shortwave radio is especially effective in spreading Christ's good news. It can cross borders and reach folks thousands of miles away.

Radios these days don't cost much either. Better still, many have dynamos in them which can recharge an internal battery. Some also come equipped with solar panels. In the poorest villages, people can gather around a radio and hear the gospel for free.

Do you love radio and songs like this one. Feel free to reply. I've loved radio since I was a child and I doubt I'll ever quit listening for distant signals.

On Monday, I'll tackle the topic of why God is holy but we aren't.

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