Bible Ballistics: BBs #143 Someone Who Cares???
As we go from day to day, week-to-week and month-to-month, we often think no one is watching, that no one cares. It’s so easy to live in our ‘techno wiz’ world and get so caught up in gadgets, gizmos, gaining things that we forget the people around us. There are untold numbers of people who are hurting, people like us who have hopes, dreams, disappointments and struggles: People who look but don’t see: People who smile but are crying on the inside. People—not just people, but WE are dying of loneliness, fear, frustration, hopelessness, and confusion,. ALL of us are people who need someone to care—we’re created that way!
Well, I care and I’m not alone, there are many of you who care, but there is one who cares, more than anyone else in this world, what happens to you. His name is Jesus, and Jesus cares so much for you that He gave His own life for yours. He gave His life to not only save us from hell, but to give us life—abundant life. Not a pain free, nor problem free life, but a victorious life IN JESUS Christ the Lord of all!!!
“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Jn. 10:9-11
His life for mine!!! His life for yours!!! And what did that love and caring cost Jesus? The setting aside of heavenly glory (never ceasing to be God), taking on human flesh as a baby, to an adulthood of ministry that ended in His laying down His life on a cross because He loved us. We have a great high priest who not only gave a sacrifice for sin, but He willingly laid down HIS life as the sacrifice for my SIN!
Hebrews 2:17-18, “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”
He walked in our shoes, He lived in flesh and blood through this sinful, wicked world—but HE gained the victory, and He shares that victory with us. He not only shares but HE cares for you and He wants you to come to HIM. That’s why HE died!
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16
So??? Here’s our shot for today! YOU are NOT in this ALONE! Jesus cares about you—HE loves you and you can have victory IN HIM!
“But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast,
in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not in vain
in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58