One day last week here at school, we had a special emphasis day talking about Bible Translation and some of the needs in that area. It was really interesting and eye-opening to hear about how many people do not have the Bible in their language and also just the process of translation. Here are some statistics that were mentioned:
- 6909 languages in the world
- 1168 languages with the New Testament
- 2393 languages with no part of the Bible
- 438 languages with the whole Bible
Hearing about this issue also just made me appreciate the Bible that we have in our heart language and reminded me just how much I take it for granted that I have access to God’s Word.
When I was in Papua New Guinea this summer, I remember hearing some of the believers quote Scripture way more than I could and they were just so grateful for the Bible. That was really challenging to me that I need to really take more advantage of the Bible as it is so readily available to me.
Anywho, just thought that I would share that with you all.
Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. -Psalm 119:105