Hunger and Thirst

Jesus knows what it means to hunger,

“And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.” (Matthew 4:2NASB)

He knows what it means to thirst

“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.  Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” (John 19:28-30NASB)

and Jesus identifies with those who do.

“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? …” (Matthew 25:35-37NASB)

ESPECIALLY when these things concern His brothers.

“When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'” (Matthew 25:39-40NASB)

His family in Pakistan hunger and thirst.

Their great need is for the milk of God’s word to be carried to scattered Christian communities. Rural colonies do not have the means to support a pastor to nourish and strengthen them. They are poor. The spiritual needs of God’s children concern our Lord Jesus. His brothers and sisters, many who do not read, are fed truth mixed with wife’s tails, religiosities and superstitions. We can help feed Christ’s sheep.

Support a seminary student, support a pastor, help train Sunday school teachers and provide Sunday school materials and Bibles. These things are high priorities and right up there next to them is your encouragement. Imagine what it must feel like for them to know a brother or sister cares.