Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) was once located in Aurora, Illinois, near the Fox River. Several years ago, one of the bridges spanning the Fox near Aurora’s downtown area was closed for repair for several months. People had to find alternate routes to get across the water. It made me wonder what it was like when the Fox River valley was first settled in the early 1800s. How difficult and frustrating it must have been to find a safe spot to cross. There surely was rejoicing when the first bridge was constructed!
Human ingenuity has brought us a long way. But no human construction can bridge the gap that separates us from God. Jesus Christ is the living bridge who provides us with safe passage and brings grace and meaning to our lives. Faith in the Son’s resurrection brings reconciliation with the Father.
There’s the old saying, “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.” As many as a billion people are waiting to cross, but for them there is no bridge. They are without true understanding of the relationship between God and humankind. They are unaware of His plan for our salvation. They’ve never heard the Easter story. Why? God’s Word is not available in their languages.
Building a bridge takes the combined talents and resources of many people and organizations. Translating Scripture is no different. Click here to learn more about current projects and the people who will benefit through your partnership with LBT.