Tears Of Pure Joy Fill Their Eyes

In this video filmed in the 1980s, Christians in China receive their very first Bible. As soon as the box of Bibles is opened they rush to hold in their hand what their soul has needed, God’s written words. They clutch their new Bibles as if they don’t ever want to let them go, and judging from the exultant joy and emotional gratitude in the room, they probably don’t.

This video is a powerful reminder of what we take for granted. In the America we grow up with bookstores, libraries and easy access to books. This is so humbling. I cannot ever remember being as grateful for a Bible as these believers.

Video: Thomas John