God’s Story involves ancient history, yet it lives on in every generation. In 1999 Hank became the first Christian among a minority people. Hank and his family live in a village in Southeast Asia. As a skilled artisan, he was very familiar with idols for he had carved quite a few in his day. Hank knew these idols could not save him; they were only made of stone or wood and their eyes could not see nor could their ears hear. Even though his generation, like the many generations before him, bowed before these false gods, deep inside Hank knew there needed to be something more.
When Hank heard of the Most High God, he placed his trust in Him and God gave Hank a new skill: Hank wrote the first worship chorus among his people and it is still sung today. Let us continue to pray for Hank, his family, his village and the people in surrounding areas.
Father, God, there are many who still need to hear that You are God. Idols cannot rescue us from death, or give us life—only You can. Open up eyes and draw people to You so many will see You and put their trust in You alone. Not You and idols or rituals, or traditions. But You alone. Amen. “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.”