Ever Thought About The Countries Which View Your Blog?

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In the past week “International Mother Language Day” was celebrated on 21st February and this led to my thoughts on the thousands of languages throughout our world and how many souls are currently being reached with the gospel through the internet in their native countries or in the far-flung nations that lie thousands of miles beyond my own little shores. I have made a list of mine (for my own information) in order of the total number of views from each country and although I don’t have that many views, on the whole it is encouraging and fascinating to see just where they come from!

United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, France, Greece, Malaysia, European Union, South Africa, Jamaica, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Brazil, Singapore, Kenya, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, Czech Republic, Ghana, Romania, Serbia, Thailand, Nigeria, Sweden, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland, Chile, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR China, Qatar, Japan, Zimbabwe, Slovakia, Iraq, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Bahamas, Isle of Man, Latvia, Mexico, Oman, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iceland, Peru, Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Ecuador, Myanmar (Burma), Kuwait, Tanzania, Finland, Portugal, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Estonia, Lithuania, Guatemala, Mongolia, Fiji, Guam, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Ukraine, Uganda, Venezuela, Georgia, Syria, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Tonga, Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Maldives, St. Kitts & Nevis, Armenia, Slovenia, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Albania, Mauritius, Nepal, Malta, Malawi, Guyana, St. Lucia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Netherlands Antilles, Guadeloupe, Gabon, Cameroon, Macedonia, Monaco, Paraguay, Cambodia, Luxembourg, Togo, British Virgin Islands, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Guernsey, Puerto Rico, Grenada, Liberia, Vietnam, Algeria, Cook Islands, Dominican Republic, Swaziland, Belarus…. Perhaps in time North Korea, Yemen, Iran and many more can join that list!

I find it interesting that countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are on the list. I know that I had a view from Syria with regard to one of the old hymns I write about. Was it some homesick U.S. soldier or even an army chaplain… or even a native? Who knows? When I look at the landscape of some of the countries, they appear so beautiful in the online photos. Gabon on the west coast of central Africa looks fascinating, with lush green fields, golden beaches – and the wildlife is wonderful! But then there are the world’s war-torn and famine ridden trouble spots – and the “hermit kingdoms…”

It was reported in the last week, too, that NASA had discovered a large batch of earth-size habitable zone planets. Where is it all going to end with these new discoveries, I wonder? We are living in amazing days; in my lifetime I have seen so many changes but I feel that the Lord is no happier with some of these than He was about the Tower of Babel. However, I also feel that He is using the sincere and true testimonies and words written for Him all across this world today on internet sources.

So, yes, we live in fascinating days but in reality man’s need for salvation remains the same and although technology has transformed exponentially, human nature needs the touch of a Saviour. “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12v4) Yes, knowledge may have increased and men are indeed running to and fro now, even throughout the entire universe – but sin is as it was in the days of Noah. Jesus said: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of No-e were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24v36&37)

His message to His servants in the nations of the world was never more urgent…. “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matthew 24v42)

“Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” (Matthew 24v46)

Never were there more signs of the Lord’s soon coming than in the days in which we live. His message to every soul in every nation in their own language remains the same: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3v16&17)

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