Derek is a Bible teacher at his local Deaf church. As he watched translated video Scriptures in the American Sign Language Version (ASLV) Bible, he noticed that in John 1:1-3 the WORD was signed as a person! What! Derek had never noticed the WORD as a person before while reading the written Bible.
This was something new that the ASLV was revealing to him. Derek wondered…
If the Trinity is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, then who was the Word?
Did it mean that the Trinity was wrong? Was it supposed to be four-persons: The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the Word?”
Derek needed more. He was on a path to seek truth!
He went back and watched the full chapter of John 1. And there it was, signed perfectly clear in John 1:14, “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
“The Word is Jesus!” Derek exclaimed.
“Jesus was there in the beginning. The earth and everything in it belongs to Him.”
What an incredible revelation!
After this, Derek rushed to tell as many people as possible about his encounter with the Word. Another Deaf leader was astonished at his findings. Their conversation led the Deaf church through something new – something only a Bible in a heart language could reveal!
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.John 1:14