Tuesday, September 20, 2011

When the Word Breathed Life…

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“Dear Sister or Brother in the Life of the One True Word,

As I sit and look at the people gathered in our home to hear the Word of God in their own language, I thank our Good God for this gift that we have only begun to receive.  We will tell the generations to come of when the Word Breathed Life into our people.

For more than 2000 years we waited, not even knowing what we were waiting for, though the song the wind of His breath continually yields was calling to us.

All of the language of our people was formed by human hands and with these familiar instruments we communicated about every area of our lives and yet we never had the chance to form the sacred writings of the One True Word with our own tongues from our own heart language.

In your language, the language in which I write this letter to you, it may be impossible to imagine that for which we have waited and longed.  Since your childhood, it is possible that there have been many complete translations of this One True Word of God lying in places around your house.  I have been told that this is the case for many in the Western World.

Yet, you have allowed the Spirit of Our God to breathe His Word into your hearts and to let that Word lead you with compassion and great joy to partner in spreading of the Wind of Life, the breath of the Word, in the midst of my people.  That the Word would breathe Life for us.

I write to you as I carry, with me, the heart of my people.  A remembrance too long forged in our history, that we determine never to forget.  For countless generations we longed for a grace to be known in our midst.  Something that the very imprint of our souls cried out for—the revealed knowledge of the One True Word.

In all of the speech, in all of the years, we could not find the way to Grace. to Life. to the beginning when there was One Word alone.  For in your Bible’s words it goes like this:
John 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The world we knew, though many thought it was clear and bright, was really full of darkness.  The light of this One Word, hovered over a world that was not and with His immaculate, indescribably beautiful speech breathed Life into all that is!  And when this world went terribly wrong, He came, in the same beauty, to breathe Life, New Life, into this world and our hearts!  And we had yet to receive this Word in His fullness in our hearts for we could not understand it in the language of our hearts.

After over 2000 years, my people can learn about this One True Word!  In many ways, I think we have only begun to live as a people.  I dream about what this knowledge that has come will do to fan the flame that melts away chains of darkness and despair that have long bound our people.

Now when I picture Heaven and forever living with Our Great God and all who have loved Him throughout all time, I think of you, friend, who will sing and praise and dance with me and my people and know that because of the Word who breathed Life into you, we could know the same Word of Life in our hearts and share an Eternity in His Glorious Presence.

We are forever grateful and pray that you continue in this work for all of the other peoples who have waited for thousands of years for the Word to be spoken to their hearts. "

{Words and sentiments are what I imagine a person from the Ehty people might say if he or she could speak to us WHEN they receive the Bible in their own heart language.  They have waited for over 2000 years and they are not alone.}

Our dearest friends in Florida work with Wycliffe Bible Translators the affiliate ministry of OneVerse .  They shared this video on their blog.  I had tears in my eyes as I watched it.  Won't you take the time to watch this first hand account of the Joy the Word of God brings? Then, pray and get involved in some way to contribute to the Beautiful, Amazing work of OneVerse {I have suggestions listed below} as they passionately, tirelessly work to bring every tongue and tribe the world over the One True Word.

I think it is simply AMAZING that we live in a day and age where with a few clicks we can fund projects that will bring the life-changing Word of God to the ends of the earth!  My heart is longing for that great and glorious Day, when the Ones He has ransomed from EVERY language will gather to worship Him:

And they sang a new song, saying,
   "Worthy are you to take the scroll
   and to open its seals,
for you were slain, 

and by your blood you ransomed people for God
   from every tribe and language and people and nation,

and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
   and they shall reign on the earth."
~Revelation 5:9-10

and how amazing that WE can be His hands and feet bringing His Good News ANY.WHERE.!!
Would you pray with me to determine OUR PART?

 OneVerse Website:
End Bible Poverty
The Seed Company

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