In what has become this winter’s weekly routine, on Thursday, we woke to another round of snow. In my house, while we were dressing for more shoveling, home schooling and telework, four friends had already left for BWI airport headed to Chicago. They had tickets for a taping of The Steve Harvey Show. Since the wait for tickets to see a taping can take up to a year, a reschedule was not an option. And so, on a snowy morning, Dr. Karen Bethea, my sister-in-law, Rev. Monique Carter, First Lady Wanda Smith and First Lady Jacqueline Brown boarded a Southwest flight headed to Chicago.
And this, my friends, is where the story gets good. After a safe arrival in more snow, they made it to the NBC studio in downtown Chicago to discover that the show they would see taped was about miracles. The guests on the show included, the creative husband and wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, producers of The Bible Series. After witnessing a terrific show and being thoroughly entertained by the charismatic Steve Harvey, the day got even better. You see, the host of the show, Steve Harvey told the studio audience his testimony.
He told them about his days of making money and days of bankruptcy. He told about his failed marriages and time spent homeless and living in his car. And this is the very best part. Steve Harvey told the audience that at his lowest moment, he told God, “I have lived my life my way and messed up, what I had was lost or stolen.” He told God that what was left of his life belonged to Him. He made a vow to God that if he ever had another platform he would tell every audience about the goodness and mercy of God. Now, at the end of every taping of his national tv show, Mr. Harvey tells the audience about the power of God and how His goodness and mercy has changed his life. Tell it Mr. Harvey, tell it.