Just Shout It Out

I sometimes think about weird stuff, like, there is no such thing as total darkness. What we perceive as darkness according to Einstein, is actually the absence of light. See what I mean? There’s a sermon there somewhere.

When I was a young teen I used to love listening to all kinds of music. Classical, Jazz, Country and yes, Rock & Roll. Listening to music turned up to 14 on a ten scale from a big radio perched on my shoulder like lots of guys around was not for me.

No sir, I would wait until everyone had gone out for the evening and I would lie on the floor with a speaker on each side of the room. Slowly but surely I would turn the music down as low as I could but still be able to hear it clearly. Back then it was much less than a one on the ten scale, not so much today.

Just yesterday I was on the computer and one of those inane commercial pops up and started screaming at me. I turned the volume down to zero. Wait; there is one of those crazy things I think of. Why do we have a zero on a scale when all that we need to do is hit mute? Or should it be the other way around?

Just then a song came into my mind….the only one that I love to turn up the volume. The song is Pass It On. What I remembered was the chorus; “I’ll shout it from the mountain top, (HEY WORLD) I want my world to know, the Lord of love has come to me, I want to pass it on”.

Our world is full of all kinds of screaming messages that want to get our attention but the only one that makes a difference in our life and the lives of those around us is the sound of Jesus’ voice saying, ‘Come to me all you who are carrying too much of a load and I will give you rest.’ The message, “Jesus Saves”.

Something to think & shout about!


2 thoughts on “Just Shout It Out”

  1. Hi Pastor Rob,

    I enjoyed reading some of your posts. As one who is part of God’s eternal family, it’s so encouraging to hear that there are others in the Milton area who are meditating on the truths of scripture. Like the first comment you made about darkness being the absence of light, I think of the question we often hear about evil. Why is there evil in the world? Although that’s a loaded question with plenty of great biblical explanation, the simple answer is that evil isn’t a thing, it’s a void: the absence of good, or God. There’s plenty of places/hearts in the world that rebel or choose to turn away from God. Hence, we have evil. It’s actually one of the strongest objective arguments for God’s existence, wouldn’t you agree?

    1. Hi Stephanie: I would agree with you that most of the people that turn from God end up with evil in their lives. Here is another part of the equation. Many people run from God or turn their back on God because they want to be their own God. Thanks for writing. Peace

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