Devotion: Kindness Brought Her to Christ
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not selfseeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4–5
Tashi* showed up for work every day. She began serving meals for a team of Bible translators during a two-week translation workshop. Quiet and hardworking, Tashi carried out her tasks, always willing to help however she was needed.
As the translators worked together around her, she began to hear portions of Scripture for the first time. As a young Buddhist woman, Tashi didn’t really understand what the Bible translation project was all about. But she could tell there was something different about the people involved—something different about the way they acted toward her. Every day they treated her with the utmost kindness . . . with gentleness . . . with love.
That love spoke volumes to Tashi. By the end of the workshop, God opened a door for a Bible translation facilitator to present the gospel to her in a way that she clearly understood, and Tashi accepted Christ as her personal Savior!
What a beautiful reminder that Bible translation is not just about words. Rather, it is about seeing hearts transformed through the power and grace of God’s translated Word and the testimony of His people.
Join us in prayer:
Come, Holy Spirit, restore in me a right spirit so that I may be filled with Your love. For Your love, dear Lord, is what I need to live in this world. I need Your love, Heavenly Father, in order to show kindness and patience to my family and friends. Please, dear Jesus, fill me with Your love. Amen.
*Name changed for security reasons.