April is a wonderful time of the year as Spring comes alive! While there are “April showers” it is followed by “May flowers.” Spring brings life. Spring brings hope. We need hope in our lives to bring passion and purpose as we strive for an amazing today and a better tomorrow. While hope is “oxygen for the soul” we need the stability of consistency in our lives, as well. As Jesus taught us in The Lord’s Prayer, we pray, “give us this day our daily bread.”
While we consider our daily bread in light of meeting our daily needs, we must remember what is even more important is that Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35). Jesus is our bread of life! We praise the Lord that in Him, “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). When we partake of The Bread of Life, we experience love, belonging, value, and purpose. The Bread of Life is indeed life-giving to us and is our daily sustenance.
While we revel in our relationship with Jesus, it breaks our hearts to know that there are millions, if not billions, of people who are dying spiritually. Instead of filling their hunger and thirst with righteousness (Matthew 5:6), they are seeking to be filled by the things of this world. Yet, we know that when people encounter the love and truth of Jesus Christ that He will speak into their hearts and bring transformation.
This reality came to my attention when I received an Email from George and Debbie Flattery. They are my brother and sister-in-law and they serve as AGWM missionaries who plant churches in France. They wrote,
“We had a young couple come up to us yesterday and say that the first time they ever came to church in their lives. It was in October when George spoke in Orsay. They were so excited to tell us how God has changed their lives and they have been coming to the church ever since. They told George that when he preached they felt so much of God’s presence. They don’t understand a lot of ‘church’ speak and don’t understand the Bible yet but they are so hungry for God. The pastor told us that the guy comes from a really bad upbringing so I’m sure when he sees a man stand and speak about a loving God it touches him. The church in Orsay is on fire and will teach this couple. ”
There are untold numbers of people worldwide who have never heard the Good News. Like this couple in France, when they hear the Gospel, the Holy Spirit moves, and they are transformed. This is why your partnership with Network211 is so important! In the same way, we can reach people who may never darken the door of a church but online they are open to hearing whatever solution is presented. We present Jesus Christ as the Answer and connect them to local churches like those in France.
Thank you for praying with us and for us! Thank you for investing in the lives of others so that they can hear the Good News. Together we bring people to Jesus so that He can be their bread of life to meet their daily needs and transform their eternity.