Our forefathers made it theirs, too.
And so it should be ours.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews summarises God’s efforts absolutely beautifully:
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son…
In his determination to make himself known to us, not only did he speak to the prophets … he came amongst us – truly speaking our “language” by sharing our humanity.
The Reformers campaigned and even died to bring the message of the Bible into the common tongue of the people, and Christians have often taught people to read so that they might meet Christ Jesus as he “walks off the pages of Scripture.”
So what are we doing to bring Jesus to our generation?
God was prepared to humble himself and become both a newborn baby and a dying man. The Reformers were willing to die to put an English Bible in the hands of the common man. What boundaries are we going to cross to ensure that our friends, families and neighbours get to hear about Jesus?
In our tech-savvy world, we need the gospel on social media. We also need it in hard-copy print in our parish magazines; on our lips as we converse with our friends and colleagues; and in all our actions day by day.
Communication is God’s business. And it should be ours. Let’s keep God’s message alive and fresh and pass it on in any way we can.