Many years ago in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, a missionary was preaching. As he stood in a dusty village marketplace, he held up his Bible and said, “This is God’s Book!” Then he told them people what was in it.
After he spoke, the crowd scattered. A man then approached him, layered in the handwoven robes of a village high in the Himalayas. He asked the missionary, “Is that really God’s Book?”
“Yes, it is God’s Book. It is for every area of life.”
The villager said, “May I tell you a story of my tribe? He began to tell the story that had been passed down from his father, his father’s father, and his father before him. Their tribe had come from lands far west of the great mountains. “We always lived by God’s Book. But our ancestors were driven from their lands.” He went on to tell how they had made the perilous journey east, over the mountains. “While making the crossing, our people were caught in a storm and they lost The Book.”
Now his tribe didn’t know how to live. They had been looking for The Book for many generations.
“Two weeks ago a old woman in our tribe had a dream,” he said. She dreamed of a foreigner standing in this particular village, holding up The Book. If the elders sent someone on this day, he would find the foreigner. “They sent me,” he finished. “Will you bring God’s Book to my tribe so that we will know how to love again?”
Culled from The Book that Transforms Nations by Loren Cunningham
I have come to see that we, in our days, have a people that have lost God’s Book but don’t know that we have lost it. To many believers, it’s merely an ancient document to be read everyday. But it’s not a mere document. It’s the very breath of the Holy Spirit!
Revival begins when a people rediscover truths in God’s Word, repent and begin to act upon that Word. I pray that you rediscover The Book – your own discovery, not influenced by man. Remain blessed.
© Eleazar Maduka, 2017