Jesus showed how much He cared for all people as He walked closer and closer to the cross.
And that same care shines through as alive as if the Easter Story was happening today.
For it is.
When Jesus reached out to feed, comfort, encourage, teach, heal this around Him, His care was evident.
Every thing that matters to us matters to God.
He took the time to heal the ear of the guard who was there to arrest Him.
He took the time to build up Simon Peter, the Rock before the denials occurred.
He took the time to be with all His disciples, even the one yet to betray Him.
He took the time to pray, not stress over what was to come, because everything that matters to God mattered to Him.
Our eternal care was weighing heavy on His shoulders as the cross approached… yet He still took the time to show those He loved how much He cared.
His best friend & mother.
The thieves on either side of Him.
The tearing of the veil to let His people know for certain their Messiah had come.
There was no detail too small or overlooked in His life, especially His public life, because He took great care to reveal His care.
By giving up His life, Jesus demonstrated His extravagant love and care for the world in a costly, painfully necessary way.
He gifted us with the full weight of His care on the cross.
He took our sin upon Himself because He cares.
The Word has many verses that stand to remind us how caring our God is….but only one is needed to show the full picture of His heart for us.
For God so cared and loved the world, He gave up His only beloved Son, the One He adores, to death on the cross. Who ever chooses to believe in Jesus, and accepts His free gift of His heart poured out for our wrongdoings, will live with Him forever and ever.
John 3:16, my translation
There is no better illustration of His caring for us that giving up His own Son to help us make our way Home to Him.
And this care?
Lives on in the hearts & lives of those who follow Him. As we reach out our hands to help the needy, comfort the grieving, come alongside the lonely, support the hurting and love up on all we can, His care lives on through us.
Like fragile eggs, we the weak become His care package to the world.