Life is a tapestry–isn’t that how the metaphor goes? God is the master weaver and we see His progress from below. From our earthly perspective, it doesn’t look like much: spurts of color interwoven with darkness, crisscrossing tangles and ragged knots. From His point of view, there is a beautiful pattern taking shape as He weaves together the stories of our lives.
I can’t always see as clearly as I would like, but my limitations allow me to trust God, to believe that He is shaping my life in the way an artist creates a masterpiece. As I thread my way through different seasons, I remember who He is and what He has already done.
Enough metaphors. Here are the facts.
I work in central Africa with an organization that does linguistic fieldwork, literacy, and Bible translation. Out of the world’s 7000 languages, nearly 2000 language groups do not have the Bible in a language they can clearly understand. For them, God is a foreigner, always taking the guise of another language and culture.
I believe that God wants to reveal Himself to everyone in a way that makes sense to them. He does not require anyone to learn another language to come to Him, since He created all languages and is glorified through the praises of His people.
I want to use this blog as a space to chronicle my experiences, my thoughts on language and culture, the stories that illuminate truth, and how God reveals Himself through all of the above. The themes may vary, but perhaps you will be able to follow the threads to form a better picture of the tapestry.
I invite you to join me in the journey.