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Who Cares?

Who’s taking care of you?  How committed are they to you?

Everybody needs care, and care requires commitment.  Caring can’t happen without a conscious concern for the well-being of someone, a consistent awareness of their condition and needs, a willingness to adequately and abundantly meet these needs, and an ability or capacity to do so.

At the core of caring for someone is a bedrock, unchanging commitment to them.  This is real love!

The Bible teaches us that God is love.  It describes God’s love as personal and individual.  God doesn’t just love “people” in a broad, sweeping way — faceless, generic “people.”  No, God actually cares for individuals.  He knows the names, addresses, needs, pains, problems, hopes and dreams of individual people — including you and me!

I can’t wrap my mind around this reality.  My head hurts just thinking about how God could individually know and truly care for every single person.  But it’s true!

Listen to what Jesus said:

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat?  What will we drink?  What will we wear?’  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”  —  Matthew 6:31-33 (NLT)

“What is the price of five sparrows — two copper coins?  Yet God does not forget a single one of them.  And the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”  —  Luke 12:6, 7 (NLT)

In these passages, Jesus reminded and promised us that God really cares for His children.  He is committed to you and me in a very personal and intimate way.  He has plenty of anything and everything we need, and He is willing to make His resources available to us.  Our main task is to avoid worry and fear, putting our full trust in His commitment to care for us.

Most of us don’t have a problem believing that God has adequate and abundant resources.  After all, He is God.  And being God means that  resources are a part of His very being.

The Bible teaches us that God doesn’t just have resources, He is the Resource. He is the Fountainhead, the Spring, the Supplier of everything we could ever need.

To have a relationship with God is to have a relationship with the One who is all that we will ever need.  It is the difference between a well, and a bucket full of water that sits beside the well.  To know God is to have access to the well, not just access to an occasional bucket or glass of water from the well!

But God wants our faith to go to another level.  He wants us to rest in the fact that He will make His resources available to us.  This is where the “rubber meets the road.”  It’s not just believing that God can provide for us, but it’s also believing that He will.  It’s confidently believing that He will care for us adequately and abundantly!

Who’s taking caring of you?  God is!  Trust Him!

Pastor Dale