My husband and I recently went to Costa Rica on a mission trip. It was amazing to say the least. We worked in one church all week conducting Vacation Bible School, and doing construction work in the sanctuary. In preparation for our trip, our leader gave us a paper containing English to Spanish translations. She titled it "Simple Words and Phrases". Some of the phrases were, please, thank you, excuse me, and please help. When I came across this paper last night, I reread it and realized that we have forgotten so many of the "simple things" in our lives. We have forgotten how to say please and thank you, and we have forgotten how to ask for help when we need it. We'd rather rely on a strange voice on a phone instead of interacting with a real person. We'd rather use complicated words and phrases to get ahead instead of relying on the simple truth of Christ. His word is real no matter what language it is in. I saw that first hand on my trip. I'm so thankful that I don't need a translator when I talk to Him. And neither does anyone else. We just need to get back to using "simple words and phrases".
Dear Lord please open my heart to your simple words of love and truth.