In 1382, John Wycliffe completed the first translation of the Bible into the common man’s language when he finished a translation of the Bible into the English language. Ever since that time, the need for translation work continues to be present. Mankind needs the word of God in a language they can understand.
Kim and I had the privilege recently of visiting the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. What an incredible place. I cannot recommend the museum enough, but among all of the incredible exhibits, manuscripts, and scrolls one room in particular on the 4th floor grabbed my attention. It is an oval shaped library that contains on one side all of the Bible’s that had been translated into many of the world’s languages. One Bible for each language. Then the book shelves continued with yellow books that represent all of the languages of the world that still needed a translation of the Bible.
This incredible visual truly demonstrated for me both the tedious work that has been done, but also the monumental need. I want to encourage you to pray about this need and also consider giving to missions through your local church. Most of the translation work that occurs is done by missionaries on the field, but there is more work to be done.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.