When Jesus was tempted in the desert, he responded to one of Satan’s taunts by saying, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).
Jesus was hungry so His desire to eat must have been strong. But His response is a powerful reminder that a full life means more than just a well-fed stomach. It means a satisfied soul too.
And yet, perhaps some of Jesus’ followers took this lesson too far. Later on, James rebukes his readers for forgetting about the more obvious needs of the poor, saying: “If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:16).
Friend, what these two passages tell us is that the physical and spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters go hand in hand. If we simply address one need and neglect the other, we won’t give them an opportunity for true and lasting satisfaction.
God cares deeply about you and me – body, mind, and soul. And that’s why… when we feed hungry children in places like Uganda… we don’t just give them a meal. We also give them an education and a saving knowledge of the gospel, too.
With your support of our summer campaign, you are helping to give 8,000 more children in Uganda the opportunity to know the love of God in every area of their life. Many of these children have nothing left. They arrive in refugee camps with empty stomachs, drained hearts, and shattered souls. But in time they come to know how good a full life feels.
For their sake, thank you for doing all you can to show each one of these kids just what they mean to us and to our loving Father in heaven. And please continue to pray for our partners on the ground who are stretched to the breaking point but refuse to say no to a single hungry child.
I’m deeply thankful for all of your support.
Because a full life feels good,