DayBreaks for 4/06/16 – So the World Could Hear
It was January 21, 1930, and King George V of England was giving the opening speech at the London Arms Conference. His speech was being broadcast by radio over much of the face of the planet. It was to be a truly momentous occasion.
Very shortly before the King was to begin his speech, a CBS staffer tripped over an electrical wire that was laying on the floor and broke it in two. The result: the entire American audience was cut off from hearing what the King had to say. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Harold Vidian, the chief control operator for CBS grabbed one end of the bare wire in one hand and the other in his other hand, making his body the conduit for the electricity so that the audience back in the United States could hear the King’s words. Though the electricity that surged through his body was excruciating, Vidian held on until the King finish speaking.
There is an old Christian hymn wherein we ask the Lord to make us a channel of blessing. There are modern hymns where we pledge through our words to lay down our lives so he can live through us. It is easy to sing those words but far harder to really mean them.
We as believers are called to let the power of the Almighty God flow through us to the world. How can we do that? We can do it by living in such a way that our words take a back seat to His words. We do it by acting as He would in any given situation (as best we can ascertain what He would do). We do it by getting ourselves out of the way, grabbing hold of the “live wire” of the Spirit and grabbing hold of those in the world with the other and letting the energy and power flow through us.
It may hurt at times. There may be times we are tempted to let go, but it is our mission. It is our calling.
Grab hold…and don’t let go until the end. Someone needs to hear His words and to hear them through you and through me.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Jesus, when I’m afraid that my words aren’t good enough or that I’ll say the wrong thing, remind me that when I am in tune with Your Spirit that it is You at work through me with power to reach the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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