Jump directly to the Content

Sunday's Comin' To Illustrate

Worship on the Porch

When I was a missionary in Paraguay, a Maka Indian named Rafael came and sat on my porch. I went out to see what he wanted. He responded, "Ham, henek met." I asked what I could do for him, but the answer was the same: "I don't want anything; I have just come near."

I understood what he was saying, but not its significance. A veteran missionary explained that Rafael was honoring me. He only wanted to sit on my porch. He found satisfaction and pleasure being near me.

"What brings you here, my child?" the Lord asks us.

Can we say, "Ham, henek met"?

Psalm 27:4; Luke 10:38-42; James 4:8-10; 1 John 1:3
Fellowship, Meekness, Worship

Following Jesus Exactly

My friend bought a 19-foot jet boat and invited me along for her maiden voyage. We put the boat in the North Fork of the Snake River. The water was low because of a drought. My friend eased the throttle up until we were racing across the surface at 35 m.p.h. Suddenly we hit a sandbar, and the boat stopped. We stepped out, into ...

Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Fear From the Pulpit
Fear From the Pulpit
Is it driving away Millennials?
From the Magazine
I Cried Out to the Name Demons Fear Most
I Cried Out to the Name Demons Fear Most
How Jesus rescued a New Age psychic from spiritual darkness.
Editor's Pick
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
Understanding God and our world needs more than bare reason and experience.