Amateur radio devotionals, page 11

This series of devotional thoughts was first published in the "Transmitter," a publication of the Nazarene Amateur Radio Fellowship (NARF).


Ready to meet needs

     When a fellow ham puts through a phone patch for me, I'm always somewhat humbled. People who I do not know spend their time and tie up their equipment for me. What motivates them to do that? Why do they reach our to someone they do not know (actually two people they do not know)?
     How much stronger, of course, should be our motivation to reach out as Christians. How much more willing we ought to be to put ourselves out, to spend time meeting people's needs.

    -- Howard Culbertson, N0FOL


Go to a quiet place

     During a 15-meter net I heard someone check in with whom I wanted to talk. We aren't supposed to tie up net frequencies with rag chewing. So he said: "Go to 390 and up. At a quiet place I'll call you."
     Isn't that about what the Lord says to us every day?
     Sometimes we're tempted to spend too much time on the busy frequencies of life where the action seems to be. Then comes the gentle voice from the Lord: "Go to a quiet place and I'll call you."

    -- Howard Culbertson, N0FOL


Voice actuated

     Bill Porter offered the use of his ham shack in the mountains above Caracas, Venezuela. He tuned up his equipment on a net frequency, then had to leave.
     When net control asked for check-ins, I pushed the mike button on the desk mike and gave my call sign. I couldn't feel the button give under my thumb, but the transceiver did transmit.
     While waiting for net control to acknowledge me, I felt around on the microphone, but didn't see any other buttons. So, I pushed on everything in sight as I responded "no traffic" when net control called me.
     Finally, I realized that the microphone was voice activated.
     We too have a voice-actuated mike to transmit to the Lord. There are no right buttons that must be pushed when we want to talk to Him. That's good news.

    -- Howard Culbertson, N0FOL


Talking to God

     Some people think you have to be in some special place to talk to God. Not so. God is an "extra class" license holder. He's not limited like a novice or a tech license of amateur frequencies. God can talk anywhere. He will find you where you are, no matter how remote the frequency may be. Certainly, some places and times are better. But none is impossible for Him. Isn't that good news?

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