Tuesday, July 31, 2007

God Speaks..."Ho"

God speaks English.

This makes perfect sense to those millions of us who have grown up in the States with multiple Bible translations and churches available to us. We never considered that God would not speak our language. We are ethnocentric.

And even in our ethnocentricity, we are not surprised to hear that God speaks
and French,
and Mandarin,
Swahili and Tagalog.

But Chru (14,000* speakers, mostly in Viet Nam),
(11,000* speakers, mostly in Mali),
(120,000* speakers, mostly in the Philippines),
(11,000* speakers, mostly in Costa Rica)
or Ho (1,077,000* speakers, mostly in India)?

God is the creator of all peoples and cultures and therefore speaks all languages perfectly. I'm convinced, however, that a person does not believe that God speaks her language until she "hears" Him speak.

This summer, through the medium of the JESUS Film, God is speaking Ho. The release of this film marks the 1000th language for which the JESUS Film has been produced. To read more about it, click on the TITLE of this blog and you'll be taken to a press release on the Christian news wire.

(*Information taken from the Ethnologue -- on-line edition.)

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