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Does Jesus Care?

Does Jesus Care?

by Richard Nichols

Published in
The Christian Informer
August, 1999


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August 1, 1999.

The word "care" is defined in the dictionary as "watchfulness... to be interested in something or someone."  It seems that the moment you were born into this world God the Father set His watch over you, measuring your stature and counting the hairs on your head (Matthew 6:27; 10:30).

Christ knows that we are sinful and that Christians will sin.  Romans 3:23 says, "For that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  Again, "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins" (Hebrews 10:26).  The apostle Paul warns Christians, "For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves, but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise" (2 Corinthians 10:12).  "While we were yet sinners Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). And His blood continues to cleanse us as we "walk in the light" (1 John 1:7).

Christ cares for the children of God, so we don't need to worry.  He said, "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?... Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field... shall he not much more clothe you... For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you"  (Matthew 6:25,30-33).  He will take care of us if we put Him first in our lives.

Is the care of this world more important to you than the care of the Lord?  Jesus said that the seed which fell among thorns are those who after hearing the word of God, "go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life..." (Luke 8:14).

In Jesus' invitation was there not an appeal for His care?  He said, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:6,7).


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