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Does Jesus Even Care?

            Does Jesus Care when your heart is hurt or upset to the point that you have no joyful song left in you to sing? Does He care when you are loaded down with burdens and your fears become overwhelming? Does He care when you look down the road in your life only for you to discover that you are no longer on the strait and narrow to Him and we find it difficult to find that path again when you are standing on the destructive footpath of life? Does He care enough to be near you at the close of the day when you are standing there alone with your faith weakened from the world? Does he care when your friends die and when those you hold so dear in your life fade back into the ground and is now only a memory of what use to be? Does he care when you think about all these things as your hearts break with sadness over what you have endured in life?
            Yes, He cares! We can be assured that he cares and that his heart is touched and concerned with our grief. When we read the book of Luke, we notice that it says, “And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it” (Lk. 19:41). Jesus shows his compassion as he looked upon the city of Jerusalem and sobbed because he knew that the city was doomed and that there was no hope of a suspension or reprieve of this sentence.
            Yes, He cares! The Hebrew writer said, “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;” (Heb. 5:7, 8). Jesus cared enough to suffer. He cares enough for mankind that he was willing to experience the physical pain and torture of the cross. Jesus did this because He cares. Thus He said, “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” (Jn. 10:18)
            Our Master is compassionate! He cares when you are hurt, when you are burdened, overwhelmed, when you have fallen, and when you are alone. He knows these things because He knows you and when your days make you worn-out and they are filled with depressing thoughts, remember that your Saviors cares!
 
Robert Notgrass
 
 

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