A Lesson From the Yalunka

I love this powerful video! On February 3, 2013, the Yalunka people of West Africa—dressed in their best, singing and celebrating—greeted the arrival of trucks bringing cases of Bibles. For the first time ever, they held Bibles in their own language. Their joy is plain to see!

Contrast this with so many American Christians who are surrounded by Bibles of many translations and styles, yet never pick one up and read it. I pray that we might learn from the Yalunkas and be this enthused about the Word of God!

The prophet Jeremiah wrote, “Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts!” (Jer. 15:16b, NKJV)

How long has it been since you took such joy in God’s Word? What is your best motivator to get into the Word?

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