Drought


Revelation 7:16-17 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”


A few nights ago I saw a news story about people living in Madagascar. Little known to the rest of the world they’ve been suffering a terrible drought there.
People are starving; not hungry in the way we think of people being hungry here in the United States. I mean starving to death hungry. There are no foodbanks there, no government programs to sign up for. It hasn’t rained there in over five years and there is no food or water to be had. To see the children with their extended stomachs and tiny arms and legs brought tears to my eyes. There were people digging pits in the bottom of dried river beds in hopes of finding a few gallons of muddy water to drink. A mom was boiling cactus because it was all she had to feed her family.


Scripture says there will come a day when such things will not happen, a day when God’s children won’t hunger or thirst anymore, a day when the sun won’t strike them and they won’t suffer from the heat. And God will wipe away their tears. That’s the future.

But in the meantime let us pray for the people of Madagascar. Pray they receive food and water. Pray that God will send the rain they so desperately need. If God leads you to do so consider a monetary donation of some sort, but this a crisis for nearly a million people living in a poor nation halfway around the world. This is a God sized problem. The only long term solution is rain and only He can provide that. Pray for the people of Madagascar; pray that God will send them rain.


Have a God Filled Week,

Brother Donnie

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