We Have the Light
Balangkas: Refers to false tribal beliefs in the past; but now have the truth from God's Book, and know about Jesus. Urges to follow the light they now have, and put their trust in Jesus. Only one true God, our Creator. God wants everyone to follow and serve Him.
Bilang ng Talata: 141
Tema: Love of God; Holy Spirit; Light/Darkness; Eternal / everlasting life
Antas ng kaalaman: Simple
Layunin: Evangelism; Teaching
Kawikaan mula sa Bibliya: None
Ang talatang ito ay panimulang gabay para sa pagsasalin at pagrerekord sa ibang mga wika.Dapat ito´y naaangkop sa ibat ibang kultura at mga wika upang ito´y maging makabuluhan sa anumang lugar na pag gagamitan. May ilang mga salita at kaisipan na maaaring mangailangan ng mas malawak na paliwanag o maaaring ipagpaliban ang paggamit para sa ibang mga kultura.
My (tribal name) friends: For many years our forefathers did not know about the true God. They worshipped false gods and evil spirits. No one told them the truth about these things. But now we have the light. We have heard (or: Listen to) the Good News of the true God Who loves us. We have heard of (or: Hear these words about) His Son, Jesus Christ. He lived on this earth as a man, and died to take away our sins. But He arose again from the dead and is living now in heaven. He will forgive the sins of all who believe in Him.
My friends (people), will you also follow the light? Do you want eternal life from God? Put your trust in Jesus Christ. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Obey His words. Then, He will take you to heaven when this life is over (or, When this life is over, it is Jesus Who will take you to Heaven).
There is only one true God. It is He Who created us. He loves us. He gave us salvation through His Son. He wants us to follow Him and worship Him only. He gives forgiveness and peace to those who believe in Jesus. He fills our hearts with joy. He cares for us as a Father cares for His children.
He has given us the Bible. It is His message to all people that they may know how to love Him and to live good lives. God has sent people to teach us how to pray, that we may know how to talk to Him. His Holy Spirit is given to live in our hearts to comfort and guide us.
How can we thank God for all these good things? We can give our lives to Him, and we can refuse the dark ways of the past.
God is calling everyone - fathers, mothers, children, elders, rich and poor. Let us all give Him our hearts (and our bodies). Let us, by His power, live clean, holy (good) lives. Let us serve Him. Let us praise Him for Jesus Christ and His many gifts to us!