Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Jesus Cares - Really!

Kevin Carson posted a blog entitled “Enjoy Your Day – Jesus Cares”.  My first instinct was to delete the post.  First of all I am well aware that Jesus cares.  Secondly I thought there are a lot of people who are hurting and to tell them to enjoy their day and that Jesus cares seemed unfeeling, uncaring and too cliché.  Boy was I wrong.

I’m certain that some of you who are reading this blog are experiencing some real struggles, be they marital, financial, or a problem parenting, etc.  Perhaps you are not feeling the love right now.  Consider the following:

In recounting the events surrounding the resurrection of Lazarus Kevin postulates:

First, Jesus demonstrates His love and care even when we as His people do not understand or at times even believe. He sees His two heartbroken friends who love Him. Jesus cares that they hurt and mourn with a general sense of unbelief. So Jesus cries. Interesting response, isn’t it? John makes it clear that Jesus had already determined to raise Lazarus from death. He told his disciples, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I make wake him up” (John 11:11). So, the end of this story is already known to Jesus. He understands better than anyone present that this is getting ready to change from a funeral to a party. Yet, Jesus still hurt because His friends hurt and were weak in faith. The good news for us is that Jesus is no different today. Friends, Jesus cares…
Even before His death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus shares with Martha the ultimate hope each person has regardless of one’s pressures and hardships. In Jesus, we live. In your current struggle, you may be questioning how much Jesus loves and cares for you. You do not need to look any further than the cross of Jesus Christ to be encouraged by the love and care of Jesus.

During times of great difficulty most Christians can still intellectually acknowledge that Jesus cares.  What we need to remember is that when we are hurting we have a great High Priest who is standing by our side, weeping.  He cares that we are hurting and that we are weak in our faith.  The end of our story is already known by Jesus and He wants us to truly believe that indeed “all things will work together for good” for our Lord and Savior went to the cross for you and for me.
Enjoy your day!

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