July 29 – Who Cares

A student flunks out. Who cares? A businessman goes bankrupt. Who cares? A man dies in a traffic accident. Who cares? A tenant in an apartment commits suicide. Who cares? Depersonalization, estrangement, isolation, the lonely crowd – these are the terms that characterize our age. We play the role. We pretend that it doesn’t matter, but inside we are alone, desperately alone. Beneath our thin façade of sophistication we battle disconcerting doubts, haunting fears and crippling anxieties. Silently we cry out for someone who will listen, who will understand, who will care. Sadly many agree with the Psalmist, speaking of his own experience when he wrote, “… there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul…” Is there then, anyone who cares? Yes, God cares. He sent His Son to die for you and me. Peter wrote “cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell