April 21, 2008
Monday, 1:00 p.m.
Letter #16: Christian Radio Days
Greetings! I hope you all are blessed in the Lord as I am! (If you’re not, you need to have a serious talk with your God and figure out where you are giving yourself way too much credit for all the simple things—daily food, shelter, clothing, and breath to live!—and start thanking Him for all His blessings. Don’t steal His glory!
Today is another great day! Mondays and Tuesdays are Christian Radio days, when an uplifting mix of conservative and contemporary Christian music plays—loudly!—through our TV’s speakers from around 8:30 a.m. to around 6:00 p.m., courtesy of Bakersfield’s KASL 88.3 FM. Tune in (via Internet, hopefully!) on a Monday or Tuesday, and you’ll be blessed along with me. 🙂 It would be nice if someone jotted an email of thanks to them for me, letting them know hundreds of us listen here!
I brought the Bible Study yesterday, and I spoke on our responsibility to “Go into all the world and make disciples.” You all know how willing I was to go to just about anywhere in the world to serve God. Well, I’m grateful He’s allowed me to be here, in this often God-forsaken part of the world, to serve Him for a few years! (No, God has not forsaken the men here; rather, the men here have often forsaken God.) Yet, in this place, even, it is easy to get so much into our little “zone” that we are “too busy,” indifferent, or unprepared to become fishers of men. He called fishermen, I told the guys, to be fishers of men. Me, He’s called to “sell” men on the Gospel; Carlos, a dialysis technician, can begin giving something even more life-giving to the men here: the blood of Christ.
Friday, I was looking forward to playing basketball at yard, but I spotted George, a young man who only has five months left of his seven-month sentence. I walked with him instead, bearing his burdens. Raised in a Christian home, he fell away. A divine appointment! God, keep me usable! George signed up for church and came to Bible Study, then transferred to another facility. We must realize how short our time is!