Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"He Cares About You"

"How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?" Matthew 18:12

God cares about the masses (for God so loved the world), but the masses are made up of individuals. God is not just a God of the crowds, but He is a God that cares about each and every individual. When we read about the life of Jesus we see evidence of this. He was always reaching out to individuals.

He stopped a funeral procession to raise one widow's son from the dead. He stopped and acknowledged the healing of one woman who had touched the hem of His garment in faith. He stopped to hear the cries of one blind beggar pleading for his sight. When Jarius came to Him on behave of his sick daughter, not several children, Jesus went with him and raised her up. The Centurion had a sick servant, not a house full of sick servants, yet Jesus was ready to go to his house and heal this one man. One day Jesus told His disciples that He had to go through Samaria- He had an appointment to meet one woman at a well.

My favorite account in the life of Jesus is the one where He healed the demonic at Gadara. Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, a terrible storm came up while they were crossing the sea. It was so bad that the disciples thought they were going to surely drown. Jesus rebuked the storm and they landed safely on the other side. When they got to the shore, a demon possessed man came running out to meet them. Jesus cast the demon out and brought deliverance to this man. The people were upset and wanted Jesus to leave. He did. Jesus went through all of that to reach one man with a need.

I don't know what you may be going through this morning, but God does and He cares about you. Each person is dear to Him. He loves YOU. He is concerned about YOUR individual need this morning. While He was on earth He proved to us that each person's need is important to Him and He will go to great lengths to help YOU.

Have a great day. Yes, He does care about YOU.

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