A Glimpse of the World on the Radio

Imagine you’re sitting with a radio near you. Maybe it’s your car radio. Perhaps it’s a radio in your home. Maybe it’s a small pocket radio.

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with radio since I was seven years old. I worked my way into commercial Christian radio for most of my radio announcing career while in my twenties and thirties. Radio is still a hobby for me today.

When I tune around on the radio dial, I sometimes tell my wife I’m searching for intelligent life on planet Earth.

The search continues, fruitless to this day.

Think of radio as showing us a glimpse of what the world has to offer. Maybe it’s a narrow slice, but compare tuning the radio dial to similar to window shopping. You go down the street or along the corridors of the mall, looking inside the various stores to get a glance at what they have to offer.

Rock stations play music about sex. And more sex.

Country stations play music about sex and drinking.

Talk stations put out fluff and disinformation.

Then there’s sports radio. Big fat hairy deal. I don’t care about it.

But, of course, there’s Christian radio. I’m unimpressed and underwhelmed.

When it comes to what this world has to offer, let me quote a radio preacher whose program I used to play at 12:30 at night, back when I worked for a Christian station in Pennsylvania.

If there was something that angered him or displeased him, he’d raise his voice and say, “I’m fed up, disgusted and bored!”

That’s how I feel about this present world.

I can’t wait for the day when you and I–and all of the rest of God’s people–will be with Him in Glory and out of this world.

1 John 2:15-17–
15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.