As many of you may know from the stories that I have shared with the congregation over the years, as a child I suffered with stuttering. Because it was not what might be considered to be a severe case, I was able to do a pretty good job of concealing it from my family and friends. I did everything from tapping my foot as an aid to help me get the words out to rehearsing what I was going to say in advance. And as you can probably imagine, because of this, it caused me to be very shy and introverted as a child. I can still remember the times when I would avoid speaking with people simply because I did not want to reveal to them that I stuttered. The simple truth is that I felt I wasn’t good enough.
Well, fast forward since that very awkward time in my life and you see that the young child that once had difficulty getting out certain words, has since been actively involved in radio broadcasting at many levels for the past 33 years. If someone had told me as a child that one day I would in a position to work in the field of broadcasting where I would be able to speak to thousands of people, either behind a microphone or in front of a camera, I would have never believed it and would have considered it to be a cruel joke. But the simple truth is that when we place our lives in the hands of the Master, there is no limit as to what He can do with and through our lives. Trust me, I am a living witness.
And because of God’s hand that has been placed on my life, this Sabbath Sligo’s radio ministry, Simple Truths for Life, will be having its first off site Radio Day celebration at Takoma Academy as a way of meeting our faithful listeners that tune into our broadcast each week. We look forward to meeting our radio family and the opportunity of sharing the good news of the gospel with individuals who may never walk through the doors of our church. As disciples of Jesus we have been called to take the gospel to where the people are. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14). And that’s the “simple truth.”