Does Jesus Care?

We’re just minutes away from taking Nathan to the airport, which signals the close of another chapter.  Where has the summer gone?  Where is life going in such a hurry!!!

Good-byes are never easy, but it helps me to think of all those dear mothers in the Old Country who put their sons and daughters on ships sailing to the New World, knowing that they would NEVER see them again!  Perspective!  To quote my mother, “We are wimps!”

Have you ever realized that you will NEVER have to say good-bye to Jesus?  What a wonderful thought!  In Hebrews 13:5 Jesus says, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  I will most likely need to say good-bye often; but somehow, knowing Jesus is with me through it all really is quite a comfort, and makes me think of the hymn Does Jesus Care. The following is a quote from http://nethymnal.org concerning the writer of that hymn:

“Frank Graeff went through some ve­ry dif­fi­cult tri­als. The per­i­od be­fore writ­ing this song was one of great de­spond­en­cy, doubt and phys­ic­al pain. When he turned to God’s Word, 1 Peter 5:7 gave won­der­ful com­fort: “He cares for you.” Af­ter med­i­ta­ting on that truth, Graeff wrote these lyri­cs, with the re­sound­ing af­firm­a­tion in the cho­rus, “O yes, He cares…”

Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches
Till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?

O yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary,
The long night dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

Right now, I know someone who is having to say good-bye to a dear father for the last time.  I really believe that when we cast all our cares on him, one of the ways that he cares for us is to numb our hearts so that we can make it through.  Have you ever felt like you should be feeling a certain way, but you don’t?  Those are the moments that our dear Heavenly Father is “carrying” us, as we see portrayed in the poem and picture called “Footprints.”

So, Nathan is gone; his room is empty.  We are staying busy trying not to think about it!  🙂  Life will go on!  And yes, Jesus DOES care!  Praise the Lord!

 

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”  1 Peter 5:7

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I've been blogging for several years now, and continue to be thankful for the opportunity to share my heart, as well as hone my writing skills. When I was urged to write about my passion, three things came to mind: my God, my family, and music. I am a born-again believer of Jesus Christ. My doctrine is Baptist, my stand is fundamental. I love the Word of God and want to share how it has changed my life. It is my primary passion; however, my family is the close second! God has blessed me with a wonderful godly husband who has led me and discipled me in my walk with Christ. God also gave us three wonderful children who, along with their spouses, all love the Lord and are passionate soldiers in God's army as well. Add seven grandchildren, and my heart is overflowing with praise to my God! Music comes in third and is a great burden on my heart. We all need to find what is acceptable and pleasing to God in this area. Like every area of the Christian life, we cannot just choose music because we like it.

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