His voice comes through no matter the blemishesDo you want to buy a new record player? The magazine advertisement said it is made of nonmagnetic stainless steel and comes with a vacuum hold-down option, along with a number of other bells and whistles.
By: Pastor Mark Holmes, Superior Telegram
Do you want to buy a new record player?
The magazine advertisement said it is made of nonmagnetic stainless steel and comes with a vacuum hold-down option, along with a number of other bells and whistles. Its price is a measly $79,500, shipping not included.
Now, I admit, I am no audiophile and much of the description regarding this electronic wonder goes beyond my understanding. But I am enough of a relic to remember the old days of vinyl. Having listened to a few 45’s and LP’s myself, I know that no matter how fancy the turntable, the sound it produces will only be as good as the quality of the record upon which one sets the needle. A few scratches, pieces of dust, or other blemishes, and your $80,000 turntable will sound like my grandmother’s Victrola.
The old RCA Victor record company had a label depicting a dog looking curiously at the speaker horn of an old gramophone, with the caption “His master’s voice.” The implied message was the clarity was so true, even a canine could be convinced.
Our Master still speaks today. Fortunately, we do not need an $80,000 turntable to hear His voice. Our only investment for the experience is a heart opened by faith. The clarity of His voice is not determined by the quality of our record. God makes everything new, no matter how flawed our life has made us.
When was the last time you paused to listen to God’s message for you?
Pastor Mark Holmes is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and has served the Darrow Road Wesleyan Church since 1997.