Does God Speak Chinese?

by Marti Fisher

One of our joys in life is to welcome new international students to the USA. In August, Mrs. Z came from China to equip herself to be a better teacher. Her English was quite marginal but when we met her at our first international student ministry event, we learned that she was interested in coming to our Friday night Bible Study. She viewed this as an opportunity to increase her English language skills.

Chinese / English

Some of the Christians in the group were so patient with her as they explained the organization of the Bible. They showed her the table of contents, talked about the Old Testament and the New Testament and waited for her to look up words that she didn’t understand. We all benefited from slowing down and counted it a privilege to help someone who had never learned anything about God’s Word and His love for her.

We realized that she would benefit from having a Chinese/English Bible and we were able to give one to her as a gift. Both Joseph (from Kenya) and Bola (from Nigeria) helped explain the Bible verses to her. Then she asked, “Does God speak Chinese?” Everyone answered a resounding, “Yes!”

At our Christmas gathering, we asked her to sing and she delighted us with “Silent Night.” She told me afterward that she felt “holy” when she sang. I could tell that indeed the Holy Spirit was working in her.

Join us in praying that she would grasp that Christ died for her and that she'll put her faith in Him.

Chinese and English parallel Bible. Black Hard Cover, Mandarin Chinese Union Version International Bible Society, NIV English, 6 x 9 1/4"

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Scriptural reflection

The Great Multitude in White Robes

9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

— Revelation 7:9

† Marti: "Does God Speak Chinese?"

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