“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens..” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Philippe vividly remembers years ago, when he was called to work with Deaf Bible Society. He remembers how assured he felt that it was the right time to join such a team. God’s Word tells us that everything has a season. Philippe knew it was the right time to make the switch in his career as the Lord had set everything in motion, accordingly. “Everything in its right time”, he recalls, just the same as God’s redemptive plan to send His Son, Jesus, into the world, at exactly the right time in history.
Between the books of Malachi and Matthew there were 400 years of silence from the Lord, until the right time of the announcement of the coming of the Savior’s birth.
Consider the very timing of the birth, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Had He come 400 years earlier, much infrastructure would not have been in the right places of Israel to carry the news of the death, and resurrection of Christ. “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Eccles 3:11a).
Fast forward to the 21st century, and God’s plan is proving to include technology for His glory and kingdom come. The advancements in technology are making things a bit easier for sign language video recordings compared to just a few years ago. From microSD cards to solar-powered tablets and projectors and even animation, Deaf Bible Society is taking advantage of God’s timing and this kind of technology to make His Word accessible in every sign language, around the world.
The time for Deaf Bible Society is now, as God has set eternity in the human heart.