|Karuizawa Japanese Language School|
|Graduation celebration with some of my language teachers|
I know there are tons more languages than English and Japanese, but it is pretty cool that Jesus understands both of the languages I speak. He hears me when I call out to Him in either language.
My first Sunday in Japan I remember sitting in church thinking that I had no clue what was going on, but Jesus did. Now I not only sit in church understanding most of what is going on, but I also preach in this language!
|Listening in church still takes much concentration|
When I go to the ocean and sit on the beach, I use language. I listen to the ocean, the birds, the wind, other people, God. Different languages, but all needed for communication.
Languages are fascinating and amazing. I am hoping we will keep our languages in heaven and yet be able to understand all the other languages and be able to learn them. That would be so cool!
I know that learning Japanese has helped deepen my understanding of God as I learn Japanese words and phrases and study the Japanese Bible. I can't imagine how my understanding would improve if I learned more languages! Especially Greek and Hebrew!
Anything that deepens my understanding of God is worth the effort and hard work.
(I say this again to myself today to remind me of its truth and importance!)
|Talking about things I love in one of my sermons|