During Hurricane Katrina, I spent lots of time watching TV 4 – WWL TV, New Orleans as they streamed their firsthand news over the internet.
I appreciate that kind of coverage, because it’s local and personal. The news anchors often drop all their professional masks and get real.
At one point, they showed a restaurant that had just reopened. The film clip showed a waitress writing a Bible verse on the whiteboard that usually lists “today’s special.” The verse said: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalms 27:1 (NIV) When they cut back to the newsroom, one of the anchors put down her notes and said something like this: I need that. I need the Bible. I have been in the Word more in the past three days than I’ve been in a long time. It’s given me so much. Especially the Psalms.
She needed the Word of God. We all do.
This message on how to hear God’s voice was presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on September 4, 2005 during a communion service. Stream the mp3 here or download the high quality mp3 here. An outline to follow along is here.
May God speak to you through his word.