“Hei! Vi kommer fra bibelen til alle, vil du ha en gratis Bibel?” has been the most used sentence this week, which is a sentence that I highly doubt will ever leave our minds. This, of course, comes along with the experience that we had.
This is my second time being a part of this project and I thoroughly believe that it is something wonderful to be a part of. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t difficult. I hate to admit it, but I was really nervous handing out Bibles, the feeling of rejection just doesn’t sit well with me. I understand that it isn’t me people are saying “no” to and that it’s God and His word, but it’s still does something to me as a person. Albeit, it is an experience to learn from.
In the end, I did enjoy every bit of it. There was way too many times where I was ready to walk away from specific people because they looked very uninviting, but those times were the ones that shocked me the most. “Never judge a book by it’s cover” comes to play in this one. I didn’t expect the uninviting looking people to accept a Bible from us, and to be really friendly. This just continues to teach me the lesson of never judging others by their outer appearance. The same way God doesn’t look at our outer appearance but rather, He looks at what’s in our hearts.
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." – 1 Samuel 16:7
YWAM Borgen DTS Staff