Published on April 20th, 2017
Question: What is your most valuable possession?
A worker from The Voice of the Martyrs’ International Ministries department shares his thoughts below.
Bibles are the most valuable thing on the planet. I don’t know if you know this, but if you look at your possessions around your home, your most valuable possession is your Bible. A lot of times we get confused and think, “It’s my car,” or “It’s my house” — those kinds of things.
No, it is the very Word of God that He has given to us. It is a prized possession. There are millions of people around our world, millions of Christians, who would give anything to have one of them.
The Voice of the Martyrs distributes more than 1 million Bibles a year — all in hostile or restricted-access countries. This includes buying them and shipping them, printing them secretly, or smuggling them from one country to another.
It’s kind of fun. It’s exciting to see people receive the Word of God for the first time.
These are the most exciting days to be alive in the history of the church. What we are seeing around the world is a gospel wildfire. We are seeing the gospel go forward like never before in the history of the church.
There is nothing that says you have to live in Africa, or China, or the Middle East to experience the gospel wildfire. I really believe the Lord would love to send the gospel wildfire to Oklahoma or South Carolina or wherever you happen to be from.
To Talk About
• Why does the VOM worker say these are the most exciting days to be alive in the history of the church?
• What do you think he means by a “gospel wildfire?”
• In what ways might you participate in a gospel wildfire in your community?