Sunday, January 28, 2007

"To the Praise of His Glorious Grace"

Since I spent last weekend immersed in Bible translation issues and linguistics, I've been thinking about a couple of things this week.
First of all, we as English speakers are incredibly blessed with a heritage of Bible scholars who have passed on their knowledge to us. Think of all the printed resources and electronic resources that we can access that help us in understanding the Bible. Most language groups do not have such riches.
Secondly, I've been marvelling over the incredible truth that God in all His sovereignty uses finite humans in His work. This is a fact that I have been aware of intellectually, but this past weekend it dawned upon me in a very down-to-earth way. I found myself sitting in the kitchen of a missionary family who is home on furlough. And there we were working on part of translation project of the New Testament for a tribe in Papua New Guinea. And I was there. I was a part of it. What a humbling and yet also simultaneously an exhilarating experience. There are believers in Papua New Guinea who will be helped by what we accomplished this last weekend. I have a bond with them, even though we will probably never meet this side of eternity (unless I manage to visit Papua New Guinea some day). Talk about establishing a global perspective. How great it is to be reminded that God is at work and that He chooses to use individuals to accomplish that work.

1 comment:

Leal said...

Hi Laura!
Be blessed!
I´ve published your kind message in my blog:
http://sinapseslinks.blogspot.com
Thank you.
Leal -66-
Taubaté-SP
Brazil
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