Recently, walking down a hallway in a medical clinic, I paused to study a sign on the wall. What caught my attention was that the sign had several paragraphs, each written in a different language. There must have been ten different translations on that one 8 ½ x 11 inch sheet.

At the top of the sign it said, “Nondiscrimination Statement,” and the English paragraph spelled out the details of how the clinic did not pick and choose among whom to serve, but welcomed all.

Somewhere in a box in my attic I have a thick, fascinating volume called The World’s Writing Systems. It gives the alphabets of all the major and most of the minor languages and dialects on the planet, and is a testament to our God-given desire to communicate with others.

And I am delighted to remind you that the God of heaven, who knows each of us intimately enough to be able to inventory our hair-follicles if desired, has published a 750,000-word “nondiscrimination statement,” urging us that He sent His Son into the world that whoever (which means everybody) believes in Him need not perish but may have eternal life (John 3:16).

When’s the last time you reviewed Bible texts about this good news? Click both the links below.