This is the season when we celebrate Thanksgiving. For many people, Thanksgiving is just another statutory holiday, a weekend off, and a time to eat a lot of food. It’s also a time to be with loved ones and remember together all that we have to be thankful for.
Family, a home, and good food are usually on the top of people’s lists, and these are all good things. When we try to make a list, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of things we can praise God for. He continues to bless us time and time again in ways that we don’t deserve just because we are His children and He loves us.
While we look at all the things that He has given us, how often do we remember that He has given us His very Word?
Over a period of about 1500 years, He carefully picked out 40 different authors to write down His story. He then preserved that story through thousands of years of history. Men like St. Jerome, Martin Luther, and William Tyndale then took this preserved Word and translated it into the language of the people so that they could read it and understand it for themselves.
What a privilege it is that the very Word of God was carefully preserved and translated so that we could read it and come to know Him.
This is the motivation behind our work. We are so thankful for the Word of God and the fact that it is in our language. There are many others who still don’t have this kind of access to His Word.