David once lamented, “no man cared for my soul” (Psalm 142:4). Have you ever felt that way? Do you think anyone really cares? There are those who are greatly concerned about you.
Christians care. The Bible says we are “to do good unto all men” (Galatians 6:10). To love our fellow man with an eye to being a good neighbor is an ideal much needed in a day when loneliness is the great problem of many (Matthew 22:32-39; Luke 10:29-37).
Preachers especially care! Paul said that Timothy cared for others (Philippians 2:20). Paul himself was a caring preacher of tender sympathies (1 Thessalonians 2:7,8).
God cares most of all! With unbounded love He sent His Son to die for you (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). 1 Peter 5:7 says, “he careth for you.”
Maybe the real question isn’t “Who cares?” but “Do you care?” The best way to exercise care for your eternal wellbeing is to trust and obey God (Acts 16:30-34). Today, be thankful that God and His people care.
Bill Dillon (1949-2020)
Gospel Gems Vol. 1