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. 8:31).
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. 53:3). “He hath made us accepted in the Beloved” (Eph. 1:6).
He was forsaken by God that we might never be. “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Psa. 22:1). “He hath said, I will never  .  .  .  forsake thee” (Heb. 13:5).
He was completely alone that we might never be. “I  . . .  am as a sparrow alone” (Psa. 102:7). “He hath said, I will never leave thee” (Heb. 13:5).
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. 53:5; also Psa. 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 5:24 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. 2:9 JND). “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 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.”