Heart Language

by Patty Schell


This weekend more than ever I wish I had the language skills to understand Spanish. We were working in a community in Mexico, and many times throughout the day I was asked questions that I could not answer. And even when I kind of got what they were saying to me, I lacked the vocabulary to respond in their language. We made it through though. They, with their patience, and me, with pantomime and baby-talk. This was not the best-case scenario for building a relationship.


My own relationship with the Bible has had the same moments. The words, even though written in my language, were foreign to my ear. I read and listened, but much of it did not make sense. But over time, I began to catch on to some words and phrases along with the ideas behind them. This didn’t happen overnight. Much like language learning, I had to spend time reading and listening to grasp hold to their meaning.

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Isaiah: Setting Things Right

Isaiah 2:2-4 gives us some good news concerning the future.

A World Set Right

            In the latter days, priorities and values will change from what they are now. People will understand the value of knowing God and His word, and they will come to Him to learn. They will come, not just to get information or to hear a new idea or philosophy, but to embrace His word and His ways, to be conformed to them, and to practice ... 

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