Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Everything Works Out For Good

It is always time to celebrate when the Word is made available to those of another language or people group. With a lot of prayer and God’s overflowing mercy the Thai Mien script Bible will be published very soon for Canada, America, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries.

Those working on it had only just finished typesetting the Bible when they found that the spacing was no good, and that the vowels below the line kept clashing with the vowels and tone marks in the line above. The obvious solution was to widen the spacing between lines. Unsurprisingly, they weren’t too thrilled about repeating all of their work over again.

Then God revealed to them a flaw that had gone unnoticed; in re-typesetting they realized that Jeremiah 4 was absent from that one particular script. If it hadn’t been discovered it probably would have been missed from the final copy. The text was available, but it had not been put into the VTeX program that requires for calling each chapter in turn.

Within five days of hard work two of them managed to re-typeset all 66 books of the Bible! Praise the Lord that the mistake was not left in and pray for the Thai Mien Bible and for three other Bibles that should be done in the next two weeks.

As you go on with your day, remember that God works everything out for good, and that even events that seem to equal more hard work or difficulties can become blessings.

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