Jesus Cared

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In our heads we say, “Of course we know that Jesus cares.” But sometimes our feelings allow us to question what we might otherwise readily assent to with our minds. Let’s refresh our memories with some of the verses from the Word of God that prove beyond any shadow of doubt how deeply Jesus really does care for us.
In eternity, when He was enjoying the unhindered sunshine and bliss of fellowship with the Father, He also could say, “My delights were with the sons of men” (Prov. 8:3131Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. (Proverbs 8:31)).
Then He came to earth to carry out, in time, the plan purposed by the Godhead in eternity. He became poor that we might be eternally rich. “Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich” (2 Cor. 8:9).
He was despised and rejected that we might be accepted. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not” (Isa. 53:33He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3)). “He hath made us accepted in the Beloved” (Eph. 1:66To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6)).
He bore the just penalty of God for our sins that we might never feel the judgment of God ourselves. “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed” (Isa. 53:55But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5); also Psa. 42:77Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. (Psalm 42:7); 1 Peter 2:24). “Verily, verily, I say unto you, that he that hears My word, and believes Him that has sent Me, has life eternal, and does not come into judgment, but is passed out of death into life” (  John 5:2424Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24) JND).
He died that we might receive eternal life. “Jesus, who was made some little inferior to angels on account of the suffering of death  .  .  .  so that by the grace of God He should taste death for every thing” (Heb. 2:99But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (Hebrews 2:9) JND). “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:2323For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)).
We could go on and on enumerating the myriad ways that our Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for us. The cross stands as the ultimate monument in time to His infinite love and care for our eternal good and happiness. As someone has said, “He could not give more; He would not give less.”