How much do you care about those around you? If you saw that someone in need would you go and talk to them, or give them a wide berth?
I’m sure we all have days of doing either, depending on what kind of day we’re having, but perhaps it raises the question of why do we care? Why should we care?
And if we continue to think about suffering, maybe that leads us to the question,
Why does God care about me? About us?
The One Who Leads Us To Be Saved
5 We know that God did not put the future world under the power of angels. 6 Somewhere in the Scriptures someone says to God,
“What makes you care
about us humans?
Why are you concerned
for weaklings such as we?
7 You made us lower
than the angels
for a while.
Yet you have crowned us
with glory and honour.
8 And you have put everything
under our power!”
God has put everything under our power and has not left anything out of our power. But we still don’t see it all under our power. 9 What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels. Because of God’s wonderful kindness, Jesus died for everyone. And now that Jesus has suffered and died, he is crowned with glory and honour!
10 Everything belongs to God, and all things were created by his power. So God did the right thing when he made Jesus perfect by suffering, as Jesus led many of God’s children to be saved and to share in his glory. 11 Jesus and the people he makes holy all belong to the same family. That is why he isn’t ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters. 12 He even said to God,
“I will tell them your name
and sing your praises
when they come together
Why does God care about us? He has the whole world to think about – why should he be worrying about me?
Yet care God does. He made each one of us, knows us intimately, and makes us part of his family.
I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty awesome!
Thank you God,
that you don’t just exist in some far away place;
but you know me
and love me
and actively care for me.
Thank you that you have made me
part of your family,
and Jesus has done all that needs to be done
that I can share in that.