A-1 - Encouraged by What You Read?

My father was a master at hiding his most prized possesions.  I think he learned this skill from his uncle.  Both men collected coins, and they hid their collection in some unique locations.  "Uncle," as we all called him, preferred hiding his most valuable coins in walls and under loose boards in the floor.  As for my dad, one of his favorite tricks was to put coins in a pill bottle, tuck the plastic bottle in a sock, and hide the sock at the back of an overstuffed dresser drawer.  I also remember Daddy putting coins in baby food jars and hiding those jars behind dozens of other jars of screws, nuts, bolts, and washers which he kept on shelves in his tool closet.  Honestly, I'm sure that after both men died, we never found all of the coins that they had expertly squirreld away.

Now, let's travel to a completely different part of the world.  In the case of believers in North Korea, their most prized possesion isn't a coin collection, it's a radio.  And for many of them, they aren't taking the chance of hiding a radio anywhere inside of their house; they literally are burying their radios in the ground by day and digging them up at night so that they can secretly listen to God's Word on TWR.  As a result, I truly believe these Christians in North Korea have a better understanding than I do of Proverbs 2:1-5 (ESV):

"My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God."

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About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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