Why do we do what we do?
. . . Of bellies swollen with starvation, forcing children to lay awake at night, waiting for the gut-pain to subside so they can sleep
. . . Of underdeveloped bodies which are emaciated—skin covering bones—ravaged by AIDS—lying alone in the corner of a hut
. . . Of graves which populate the landscape, containing the remains of those who drank foul water teeming with bacteria, parasites and toxins
. . . Of blank stares in those wandering the streets—wearing the marks of abuse—selling their souls to buy their daily bread
. . . Of millions, who take their final breath too soon—for lack of a pittance-worth of medication
. . . It’s His call to His work for His children.
If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noon day.
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. (Isaiah 58:10-11)