Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~For you who are suffering now~

I am translating into Japanese the words of Jesus by Sarah Young
for a friend of mine who is now suffering from illness.
I sincerely hope that His words would reach her and console her in bed.

July 27

HOPE IS A GOLDEN CODE connecting you to heaven. This code helps you hold your head up high, even when multiple trials are buffeting you. I never leave your side, and I never let go of your hand. But without the code of hope, your head may slump and your feet may shuffle as you journey uphill with Me. Hope lifts your perspective from your weary feet to the glorious view you can see from the high road. You are reminded that the road we’re traveling together is ultimately a highway to heaven. When you consider this radiant destination, the roughness or smoothness of the road ahead becomes much less significant. I am training you to hold in your heart a dual focus: My continual Presence and the hope of heaven.

   Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ー Romans 12:12

   But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled,
   putting on faith and love as a breastplace, and the hope of
   salvation as a helmet. ー 1 Thessalonians 5:8

   God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it
   is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of
   the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this
   hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the
   inner sanctuary behind the curtain. ー Hebrews 6:18-19

(From Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling”)