Paul Harvey was a gifted story teller. My Dad was a traveling salesman and spent a lot of time in the car, traveling. He knew the time every station would play Paul Harvey’s segment and would listen to the segment then switch stations to hear the segment again. He’d do the same with Paul’s segment entitled, “The Rest of the Story” which aired in the afternoon. Harvey’s stories always taught a lesson and that lesson was never lost due to his gifted style. And let me tell you, the Paul Harvey segment also stands out in my mind because Dad controlled the car radio and the ONLY thing he listened to was “Talk Radio” which definitely didn’t thrill this teenage girls heart! Somehow I managed to marry my Dad as my husband, David, only listens to talk radio too. How did that happen??? Regardless, this sadly perfect Paul Harvey illustration was shared on Facebook 2/16/15 by Kansas City, Missouri, Pastor Scott Sundin. It’s well worth the read!
Radio personality Paul Harvey used to tell the story of how an Eskimo kills a wolf. The account is grisly, yet it offers fresh insight into the consuming, self-destructive nature of sin.
“First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of blood, and another, until the blade is completely concealed by frozen blood.
“Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the ground with the blade up. When a wolf follows his sensitive nose to the source of the scent and discovers the bait, he licks it, tasting the fresh frozen blood. He begins to lick faster, more and more vigorously, lapping the blade until the keen edge is bare. Feverishly now, harder and harder the wolf licks the blade in the arctic night. So great becomes his craving for blood that the wolf does not notice the razor-sharp sting of the naked blade on his own tongue, nor does he recognize the instant at which his insatiable thirst is being satisfied by his OWN warm blood. His carnivorous appetite just craves more–until the dawn finds him dead in the snow!”
It is a fearful thing that people can be “consumed by their own lusts.” Only God’s grace keeps us from the wolf’s fate.