|Nothing interfered with listening to Paul Harvey.|
From the 50's to the beginning of the 21st century, the smooth, cultured voice of a mid-western radio broadcaster would reverberate across the airwaves with the tales of victory over defeat, triumph over despair and winners persevering to the end. He would recount events in the lives of famous people by using their first name or a nickname to keep the listener in suspense until he said… “and that my friend is the rest of the story.”
Paul Harvey became a radio icon with this famous line and the stories he told held audiences captivated to find out unknown details about the beginnings of a celebrity’s life or the obstacles overcome by a successful athlete or politician; facts utterly unknown until revealed through the broadcast of this popular host.
Nothing interfered with listening to Paul Harvey. The station wasn’t changed, we didn’t get out of the car when we reached our destination if the broadcast wasn’t over, and crackling and static meant moving the radio until the airwaves were resounding with clarity again. Everyone wanted to know the rest of the story.
Did you know we are living a story but we don’t have to wait until someone tells us the outcome before we know the ending? Another man named Paul wrote out the rest of the story for believers by saying this:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18 NKJV).
None of us have been through what Paul suffered for the cause of Christ. Beaten, stoned,
whipped, left for dead, imprisoned, in stocks
and bonds, shipwrecked and in the sea for days, and suffering hunger and
thirst. Yet he wrote that all these sufferings were nothing compared to the glory
we shall receive in eternity.
|Paul suffered for the cause of Christ.|
This world is full of hardships, temptations and hurts, but in the scope of eternity they are not worth mentioning in light of what awaits us on the other side of this life. What seems like a long time now can't compare to a grain of sand in the sea.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4 NKJV).
And that my friend… is the rest of the story.
If you don’t, you can by giving your life to Christ.
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