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Week 39 Bible Reading: 2 Peter 1:19–21

What's a Windtalker?

No prophecy ever came from what a man wanted to say. But men led by the Holy Spirit spoke words from God. - 2 Peter 1:21 ICB

Do you ever try to talk to your friends in code? Or make up a way to write notes to each other so no one else but you and your friends can read it?

That happens sometimes in war times. For instance, during World War II, the United States needed to come up with a code the enemies couldn’t read. The Marines recruited twenty-seven Navajo Native Americans to do this because they had a language no one else outside their small group had ever heard spoken. These men were called “windtalkers.” And it worked! The code was never broken.

The Bible, on the other hand, is not some kind of impossible code. God wanted us to get His message. It was written by human authors to give people the news of God’s love and salvation.

Although some parts are hard to understand, the message of the Bible is clear. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). And, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” (John 3:16). We know we were created by God, and we know we can be saved by Jesus.

Get going reading the Bible. No code-breaking needed.

Fun Fact

Here are a couple of examples of the code words: The Navajo word beesh loo meant “iron fish,” so it was used for submarine. Jeeshoo meant “buzzard,” so it was used for the word “bomber.”

Just You and God

Sometimes, Lord, I try to read the Bible, but I don’t understand it. Help me to find someone who can help me be better at it.
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