The Main Thing
“For God So Loved the World That He Gave His Only Begotten Son, That Whosoever Believeth in Him Shall Not Die but Have Ever Lasting Life”. John 3-16
Quotes like ‘KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING’,’AN EMPTY BELLY HAS NO EARS’ and ‘THEY DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW TIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE’ all are saying the same thing, in one way or another.
Believing comes from more than one sense. Not just reading the Bible. Not just hearing a preacher or music. Also, our full stomachs teach us to believe, our sense of security teaches us to believe. Our visual examples of people living out their beliefs teach us to believe.
Lamentations 2:19 says we should wake up at night and pour out our hearts like water for the children who are dying. I don’t know about you, but that happens to me on a regular basis.
In order to believe, children have to be given a chance to believe. First thing we have to do is to provide their basic needs. Once they are comfortable, and safe, then the spiritual teachings can occur. If they are hungry, they are not going to hear anything. I love the illustration of a little boy, not old enough to read,being handed a Bible. He said ‘let me get this straight, you are giving me a Bible but not any food?’
Jesus said, IF YOU LOVE ME FEED MY SHEEP. I know He was talking about feeding at many different levels, but he was also talking about feeding food as well. I think Jesus, the Son of God was also practical. He liked to eat, that’s for sure. The religious called Him a glutton! He got into trouble for feeding his disciples on a saturday *the sabbath*.
So we need to feed food as well as the Word of God. Not only food, but other needs as well.
If kid is hurt, we fix them. If they are sick, we buy them medicine. If they need schooling, we try to give them a scholarship. If they are hungry we feed them. If they are in jail we visit them. If they are naked we clothe them. If they are sad, we are sad with them. If they are happy, we rejoice with them.
One of the little kids we are helping to grow up is Maribeth. We were there when she was born, and is growing up nice and healthy thanks to God, and nice people like you. We HOPE to be able to provide for her Pre K but the logistics just aren’t there at this time. For the children that live in the chureca to have a chance at education they need to live with us. We just don’t have the donations to make the Winner Home a boarding school yet.
I love Maribeth because every time she sees me she smirks. She is sure I am going to do or say something funny, so she starts laughing every time I see her. If nothing else, she is expecting a hug, which I gladly give. IF I sing, she sings. If I clap, she claps. She does not take her eyes off of me.
We need to teach them habits, and from these habits will grow character. We teach them by showing them.
We need to be there for them on a constant basis.
We need to pray for ourselves, and for these children. Please for us and these children as well.
Thank you for helping these children to believe in Jesus and to be saved.
I love these kids, and I know you guys do to. Thank you for everything you are doing. We can not do any of this without you. Thanks to you, hundreds of children are being blessed.