Albert Pujols, former first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, a World Series champ, an eight-time All Star, recipient of three National League MVP awards, and according to a 2008 poll of 30 MLB managers, the most feared hitter in the sport. His character is more impressive than his career. He founded The Pujols Family Foundation which offers support and care to people with Down syndrome and their families. Help is also given to the poor in the Dominican Republic. Most importantly he loves he Lord.
Pujols told students at Lafayette Senior High School in Missouri, “As a Christian, I am called to live a holy life. My standard for living is set by God, not by the world. I am responsible for growing and sharing the gospel . . . It would be easy to go out and do whatever I want, but those things only satisfy the flesh for a moment. Jesus satisfies my soul forever.”
Although Jesus satisfied the hunger of the multitude, His desire was to eternally satisfy the soul. True success is known when true satisfaction in Jesus is found. Lanny Wolfe expressed this when he wrote “Only Jesus Can Satisfy Your Soul.” Verse one says,
The world may try to satisfy
That longing in your soul.
You may search the wide world over
But you’ll be just as before.
You’ll never find true satisfaction
Until you’ve found the Lord,
For only Jesus can satisfy your soul.
Dr. Gayle Woods