In a world that is so big, with so many people, it is easy to feel small and unimportant. But our God, in spite of being so magnificent and far above all, is deeply concerned with every aspect of our lives. In fact, His Word says that even every hair of our head is numbered, (Matthew 10:30). If one falls out, He knows which one!
And we didn’t just happen, He planned us. It wasn’t just because Mom and Dad got together. In Jeremiah 1:5, God says that he planned us before He formed us in our mother’s womb. He also planned the exact time in history that we would live and the place on earth that we would dwell. (Acts 17: 26-27) He wanted everything to be right. He wanted the best environment there could be for us, so that we would find Him. He knows us. He knows what it takes for us to even want to look for Him. He values the life He placed in us so much that He put us in the best situation for us, even though that situation may not look good at all to someone else. God knows our hearts.
Some people will find God by hearing and seeing nature declare Him, (Psalm 19:1). The story is told of a woman in Africa who, after hearing the gospel, and learning about Jesus, thanked the missionary for teaching her the name of the God she had worshipped all her life! God knows how to reach us. He knows where to put us so we will feel the need for Him and search for Him.
God knows our hearts. He knows how desperately wicked the human mind can be, and how far we can fall away from him (Jeremiah 17:9). He knows how easily our own heart can deceive us.
But God also knows that when our hearts turn to Him, the veils are removed, and we find Him! (2 Corinthians 3:15-16). So God works in our situations so that we will realize our need for Him. Yet the choice is always ours to make. God never forces anyone to receive Him.
There are some who do not want to hold God in their knowledge. They love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, (John 3:20). God knows this as well, but he has no pleasure in those that want to remain in their evil deeds (Ezekiel 33:11), and face death in that condition. He is available to them as long as life remains, but hardened hearts have more difficultly turning to God when they refuse Him over and over. After death, man must face judgment, (Hebrews 9:27-28).
Throughout history mankind has always felt the need to worship something. Sometimes they formed their own gods with clay with their hands. Then they sat them down and worshipped them. Or they would carve them out of wood and stand them up. Dumb idols. Unable to hear, or see, or answer. They certainly could not care. Some worshipped animals, but even the animals knew they were created by God. Ask Balaam’s donkey, (Numbers 22:33).
There is only one God and Father of all, who created all of us. He created the heavens and the earth and everything in them, (Genesis 1). He holds them together so they function properly. Only God was able to send his Son to pay the price for our sin. He loved us so much, He sent His Son to die for us…and He rose from the grave victorious over it.
But that is not all, before too long, He will return and bring His heavenly kingdom to earth! What a glorious time that will be! All we have to do is receive His Son Jesus into our hearts, and we will live with Him, overcoming death just as He did. How amazing will that be! Yes, the answer is yes. God really does care for us!