Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the Deaf unstopped. —Isaiah 35:5 (NIV)The 18-year-old Deaf girl stood at the front of the room, gazing into the eyes of a compassionate and loving Deaf community. Until now, she’d literally been nameless, which is not uncommon for Deaf people around the world. So often, these precious children of God are kept isolated by their families, in cultures that simply see no value investing in them. But here she was loved. And she was about to get a name. Read the rest!
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 1:21–22
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
THE BN* PEOPLE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA greatly respected Budi.* Some even feared him. In their culture, he was known as a powerful “dukun”—a witch doctor. Wherever Budi went, he carried a mighty dagger that was believed to hold powers for healing, protection, and a host of other things. Everyone knew he was not to be trifled with.
What they didn’t know was that Bible translation was coming to their part of the world, and with it was a force more powerful than any Budi had ever known: the Holy Spirit.Read the rest!
You and I know the power of God’s Word to heal even the most brutal conflicts. When people encounter Scripture in their own language, God’s words of love and peace go straight to the heart.Read the rest!
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:1-10
“The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. . . . Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:7,10 (NIV)Read the rest!