Translation is what opens the window, to let the light in.
It breaks the shell, so that we may eat the kernel.
It pulls the curtain aside, so that we may look into the most holy place.
It removes the cover from the well, so that we may get to the water…
In fact, without a translation in the common language, most people are like the children at Jacob’s well (which was deep) without a bucket or something to draw the water with; or like the person mentioned by Isaiah who was given a sealed book and told ‘Please read thus,’ and had to answer, ‘I can not, because it is sealed.’ (Isaiah 29:11)
(Taken from Christian History Magazine, issue 100, cover page 2)