Sometimes I forget that God speaks and understands every language. I did not really realize the significance of the fact that God hears every prayer. Not only does God hear every prayer uttered from the lips and hearts of His people, but He also hears and understands those prayers in over 7000 different languages, not to mention the ten of thousands of different dialects within all those different languages.
God created culture. There is corruption found within every culture because of the effects of sin, but if we were to reject entire cultures simply because we found something corrupt within them, we would be blinding ourselves to the different aspects of God's character that He has put into each and every cultural group.
In the next few posts I will talk a little bit about the glimpses of God's character that I found while in Europe this summer with World Team.