When asked if he thought that ignorance and apathy were problems in modern society, a man joked, “I don’t know and I don’t care”.
Isuppose many people feel that way about the world today and the people in it. But when it comes to the perplexities and concerns of our lives, Jesus fully understands and He deeply cares. Isaiah 53, an Old Testament prophesy of the crucifixion, gives us a glimpse of what He went through for us.
“He was oppressed and afflicted ……. Led like a lamb to the slaughter” (V.7).
For the transgression of my people he was punished” (v.8). “It was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand” (v.10).
On the cross, Jesus willingly bore our sin and guilt. Nobody suffered more than our Lord did for us. He knew what it would cost to save us from our sins and, in love, He willingly paid the price (vs. 4-6).
Because of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, He is alive and present with us today. Whatever situation we face, Jesus understands and cares. With this in our hearts, He will carry us through.
Lord, we give thanks for Your knowledge of our circumstances and Your care for us. Today, we want to walk with You and honour You in all we do.