“The source of life, Christ, who puts us together in one piece, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the Head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God only as He nourishes us.” Col 2:18-19 msg

I will never forget the day the Lord appeared to me on a train in between Washington DC and New York City.  I was a CBS radio news director in Las Vegas, constantly being egged on by my station owner to produce more edgy stories.  So when I received a White House invitation to interview the President and his cabinet, my boss whisked me on my way.

The day finally arrived and President Jimmy Carter took my first question about the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. I was also able to cabinet members in the actual White House cabinet room.

The next day, my movie director brother had arranged for an interview at CBS news in New York. I was looking forward to going to the hub of world television at that time, after a heady day with the major leaders of the free world. I relaxed in my seat on the train between Washington DC and New York. Suddenly, before my very eyes, the Lord appeared to me. Dressed in a long white robe, he radiated the love of God. I was justifiably shocked since I was far away from Him at the time. For Him to appear to me was the last thing I would have expected. He spoke to me in spite of that, saying “I am more powerful than any of this.”

Those words burned in my heart. There I was, going from the most powerful political center of the world to the largest international media outlet. And Jesus Himself was saying to me He is more powerful than any of this. Power structures and world leaders can strike awe in your head, but only the Lord can hold onto your heart for eternity. There are many voices in this world but only one worth listening to. Put Him first and you will always hear accurately.