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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

351- Reading the Bible with his Tongue

 

St-Takla.org Image: Arabic Holy Bible, with golden paper edges - click for the Arabic Bible Search صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الكتاب المقدس باللغة العربية، مع حواف ورق ذهبية- اضغط للدخول لصفحة البحث في الإنجيل

St-Takla.org Image: Arabic Holy Bible, with golden paper edges - click for the Arabic Bible Search

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الكتاب المقدس باللغة العربية، مع حواف ورق ذهبية- اضغط للدخول لصفحة البحث في الإنجيل

 In one of the quarters of Kansas City, a man was injured in an explosion and lost his hands. Moreover, his face was gravely wounded. He lost his eyes; therefore, he was not able to read. Feeling much bitterness, he craved for reading the Bible. He asked, “How can I read the Bible having neither hands nor eyes?”

He was told that there was a lady in England who enjoyed reading the Bible with her lips. She used her lips instead of her fingers to read the Bible in Braille. He contacted an organization to send him the Bible in Braille in order to learn reading the Bible with his lips. Nevertheless, before receiving the Bible, he realized that his lips lost sensation. As he received the Bible, he started to learn reading by touching the letters by his tongue. He enjoyed reading it. He said once, “I read the whole Bible four times and some of its books many times.”

Thus his suffering was changed into an enjoyment of the Word of God that grants the soul sweetness and consolation.

This man brings judgment upon us for he learned to read the Bible with his tongue after losing his eyes, his hands and the nerves of his lips. What excuse do we have?

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: يقرأ الكتاب المقدس بلسانه.

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Let me experience the sweetness of Your Word,

To read it with all my senses,

To experience the strength of Your Word,

To live with it and enjoy Your promises.

With it, I hurry to the eternal bosom.

With it, I enjoy the eternal glory.


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