As I reflect on my childhood summers in the 1970s, one memory stands out above the rest. While bailing hay for my father, I would take a break at midday, sit under a shady tree, and listen to Paul Harvey on my small transistor radio. His voice not only entertained me, but it also transported me to a simpler time when my loved ones were still with me. Oh, how I long for those days!
Paul Harvey, a legendary broadcaster, captivated up to 24 million people per week from 1952 to 2008. His famous radio show, “The Rest of the Story,” was distributed through numerous radio stations, AFN stations, and newspapers. He was a treasure that generations of Americans cherished for his stories, expertise, and most importantly, his comforting voice that could calm any troubled mind.
Listening to Harvey was a transformative experience. He possessed the power to shape our thoughts and inspire us to reflect on life. These moments of introspection seem scarce in today’s fast-paced world. Perhaps we should pause more often and listen to the wisdom that great individuals like Paul Harvey had to offer.
In addition to his radio career, Paul Harvey also wrote a thought-provoking article which he revised multiple times over the years. This piece holds great symbolism and truth, resonating with readers regardless of how they interpret it.
In the following audio clip, you can hear Paul Harvey himself reading an astonishingly accurate version of the essay from 1996. His words will make you ponder the future and the world we live in:
The Rest of the Story: Trust in God
Paul Harvey was not only a talented broadcaster but also a trustworthy individual. One of his most iconic broadcasts, known as “Letter From God,” reached millions of fortunate listeners. Let me share a part of it with you:
“On the eighth day, God looked down on his intended paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer.”
This heartfelt message resonated with so many people, including Ram Truck, who brought Paul Harvey’s powerful “God Made A Farmer” broadcast to life with visually stunning imagery. Watch it below and relive the magic of hearing Paul’s voice once again:
If you, like me, were touched by the familiar voice of Paul Harvey, consider sharing it with a friend. Let his words and wisdom continue to inspire and uplift.