Divine diversity

Two of a kind?
Two of a kind?

When you realise that Papua New Guinea has over 830 languages, it would be easy to focus on the function of language and miss its beauty. Some would meet the challenge created by many different languages by saying, “Why not standardise on one language?”.  After many generations, this might solve a communications issue but would destroy the rich cultural diversity present in Papua New Guinea. What if creation only had one type of flying insect. Would you choose the butterfly or the bee? Diversity in nature brings out both beauty and function, so it is with languages. Praise God for his creative diversity in all things.

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