Who Cares?

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
Many of us have enjoyed singing the song entitled “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Addressed to the Lord Jesus, it expresses the peace that we can enjoy in walking closely with Him in the midst of our weakness and the burdens of the path through this world. It is a prayer that the Lord would grant a deeper sense of nearness to and communion with Himself.
The last time I sang this song with a group, one question in the second stanza stood out in my mind and made me ponder it ever since. It asks, “If I falter, Lord, who cares?” What particularly struck my soul was the fact that the song had been requested by a young person in the middle of his teenage years. I asked myself, Could it be that this young man’s heart — and many others like his — is crying out with this question? Is the pace of life so fast and hectic that it feels like no one notices — and, worse yet, no one cares — when I am struggling? It is with these questions in mind that I share these thoughts, with the prayer that they will be an encouragement and help to anyone whose heart echoes these words, “Lord, who cares?”