There are many in the world today that do not have all they need to survive. Many are poor, homeless or hungry. Many times we can help remedy these physical problems. We can donate needed supplies, we can provide safe housing, maybe even provide jobs for people. As Christians we are called upon to help our fellowman whenever possible.
But even when all physical needs are met, people can still feel empty and lack joy in their lives. Many who are wealthy and seemingly, “have everything money can buy” are still not happy. Riches and pleasures may bring joy for a short time, but eventually “things” stop working, relationships end, money runs out and the thrills we once knew are gone.
So many times we hunger and thirst for things of the world, that bring no lasting satisfaction.
There is an emptiness in our souls that can only be filled by the love of Christ. Only by accepting His salvation can we be fully satisfied. The good news is that when we repent from our sins and accept Christ salvation our lives can be changed immediately! Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
No longer do we need to look to the world to make us happy and complete. Happiness and contentment will come from within. Only the joy of knowing the Lord will bring this peace and fulfillment.