Do you remember the first TV broadcasting you saw? I do. I was living in Queens, NY. My parents had purchased our first family television. It was a huge console TV, the ones that look like a piece of furniture in your living room. Nowadays, we have flat screen TVs but back in the day...that wasn't the case.

My first experience with my new family's TV was a commercial for Fruity Pebbles cereal. As a boy, I watched with amazement as one of my favorite cartoon character encouraged everyone to buy the cereal! I remember running to my mother and telling her the absolute need I had to eat that cereal. Never mind the awful health-destroying ingredients. Fred Flintstone was telling my young mind to buy and until this day...I love that cereal!

There is power in advertising. There is power in the introduction of a thought. If you don't believe it, there are plenty of psychological studies promoting that reality. What if there was power from broadcasting the Gospel! What if by sharing its message, a human life can experience a change that nothing else can accomplish?

I've found that it's more than sharing the Bible's message that transforms human life. It's the internalization of it. Notice, "The word of God must be interwoven with the living character of those who believe it. The only vital faith is that faith which receives and assimilates the truth till it is part of the being, and the motive power of the life and action." - Signs of the Times, Apr. 13, 1888, Par 14

As the broadcasting the Gospel is heard today, may it by interwoven with living character in your life! May you this Sabbath day live the words that give life unto life!

So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives!


Pastor Howard Tello