Hungry and Thirsty
I’ve heard the deep rumblings of my stomach demanding food, but I’ve never known the constant hunger of being forced to go without a meal because there was no food in the house. If the cupboards and refrigerator were bare, it was only because we hadn’t made our trip to the grocery store yet to restock them. But, for some families, they don’t have the money to go to the store anytime they want. Orphans, widows, and other forgotten people in India and Rwanda often experience the pain of an empty stomach.
But the Prophet Amos spoke of a day when many people will experience another kind of hunger and thirst. The growl won’t be coming from an empty stomach, but from an empty soul. “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Lord, ‘when I will send a famine through the land — not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.’” (Amos 8:11)
The pastors that AHEC support in India and Rwanda aren’t satisfied just to fill hungry bellies. They are committed to feed the souls of these “overlooked” ones by teaching them the Bible. At one time, the kids and others might not have had any interest in the Scriptures, but as they’ve seen the message lived out among the pastors and the pastors’ families, they’ve been convinced of the love of Jesus Christ and their need for Him.
Every month as you make a donation to Apple of His Eye Charity, you are truly sending “everlasting food and drink” to our pastors and to those to whom they minister. You can know that Amos’ sad prophecy will not take place among them. “Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.’” (Amos 8:12).
Let’s take advantage of today to get the Word out, because there will be a day when it’s not so available.