Wrong Number?



By: Wally,
The Wally Show



People call the radio station all the time by accident. For DJs it is a time-honored tradition to mess with people who have called the wrong number. Recently this happened to me, but how the call started and where it ended will stick with me forever as a reminder of why I love what we get to do every day at WayFM, and why it is so important. Here is what happened.

Me: Hey, it’s The Wally Show.

Me: Wally, who is this?

Caller: I am trying to reach Walgreens.

Me: Well, you got Wally from The Wally Show, so you are kind of close. And I think maybe that ointment you need is on aisle 6. (That is the messing with someone part I spoke of earlier!)

Caller: (laughs) What radio station are you with?

We continued to talk, and I told her I was from a Christian radio station called WayFM. She had not heard of us and what happened next surprised me.

She started telling me that her husband of 28 years was battling cancer and then she asked if I could play a song for him. I asked if she had anything in mind or if she wanted me to pick something. She told me to pick a song and she would make sure he was listening.

This is why I am so glad to be at WayFM.  If I were at a pop station or a rock station, what song would I play for him? It would probably have been some sort of generic “you can do it” type song. Instead, the perfect song popped into my head immediately. It was “Even If” by Mercy Me. The lyrics could not have been more perfect for what this lady and her husband were facing. The song says:

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Good thing
A little faith is all I have right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul
I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You’d just say the word
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone

What a gift we have to be able to share that sort of message with people who need it. The irony is this lady never told me her name, but God knows her and saw fit to put us together for a moment to encourage her.

I just love the arch of this story.

1: Lady accidentally calls a radio station.

2: DJ has a little good-natured fun with her and makes her laugh.

3: Lady then feels safe to open up about husband’s serious medical condition.

4: Then a song is played that points them to the hope found in Jesus.

5: Now she knows about WayFM and can tap into that hope and peace every day.

So, wrong number? I think not. I believe that God is constantly seeking us out and giving us just what we need when we need it. I don’t think our paths crossing was an accident or a coincidence.

The irony is I have been talking about how good this was for this lady, but truth be told this was great for my soul as well. This was a wrong number that went right in so many ways.

So if you support WayFM, thank you for helping continue to make moments like this happen.


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