Many today point to the sickness, to the depravity, to the violence of our world and say God does not care. Irreverently many go further to say if God did care, if He truly is love, then He would eliminate all that death, pain suffering and especially for the pure and innocent children. We could discuss the pure innocence of children who do not have to be taught, “Mine!” In fact, they have to be taught and admonished for years to share, and as adults many still do not. No, innocence like everything else in this world is unfortunately relative.
However, there is an objective constant, that is Christ. Does He care? Does God in the person of Jesus care? He’s made a place where there is no sickness, no death, no pain, no suffering. He’s made a place we can go to if we trust in Him alone. He’s made an entire Kingdom in Heaven we can live in for all eternity. The thoughts in the first paragraph display the opposite of the attitude and spirit that is born in one destined for this kingdom. God cares so much that He will do everything possible to keep His Heaven pure, clean, clear of the sinfulness of this earth.
He cares because John 3:16 tells us it was love, pure selfless, self-sacrificial, perfectly magnanimous love that drove the decisions leading to His demise on the cross. If He did not care, He would not have been there. Pure unwavering love propelled Him from that perfect, loving, sinless, painless, glorious home in Heaven to this earth fraught with pain, suffering, strife, hate and wickedness. In John 11:35 we see Jesus who is all God and all man weeping over the pain and suffering caused by death, even though He knows it is temporary. He knows what it is He will do (Jn 11:15). Jesus knew 20 verses, days in their time, before He arrived in Bethany what He would feel, what He would do. Regardless the pain in His own heart, He had to follow through with the plan. He could not let His compassion control Him, but it had great affect on Him and drove the ultimate decisions He would make.
Jesus, the Son of God cares. He cares beyond our understanding. He cares and acts on that compassion. He cares and through that compassion died on the cross for you. The emotional turmoil Jesus, the Son of God experienced is documented throughout the gospel accounts and as far back as 700 years before His life on earth in Isaiah 53.
Jesus cares, but His care is perfectly balanced with His justice, His purity, His goodness, His omnipotence, His omniscience and all His character traits. His compassion, love, care, devotion, loyalty, concern, are all perfectly balanced. He cares just as much about you as He does for His own Son. The question is, do you care (love) Him enough to let Him be God in all things. (Jn 14:15)