God’s Ultimate Message
God sent his one and only Son to earth. He became a frail human being—hungry, weary, sleepy. He arrived as a baby and left an adult. Out of love, he died to save us from ourselves, our sins, our defiance and our alienation from God. An old expression describes Jesus’ life: “blood, sweat and tears.” He was the ultimate message from heaven, the word of God in a mortal body. Once again ruling from there, he left us one tangible remembrance: A written message about him.
We translate the Bible—that written message from God—because …
- We love it.
- We need it.
- Others need it.
- In a world of fads and fading hopes, it towers above all else.
We translate the Bible because, as this one-time atheist was overwhelmed to learn, it’s the greatest story ever told.
But just as Jesus’ life was far from easy, so too is Bible translation. To find out a bit about what’s involved in the translation of just one little part, John 3:16, you can continue to track the story here.