Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Adam stood alone in the garden surrounded by the animals created by the Lord. Each animal was brought to the man and he named them but something was missing. Inborn in the inner being of the soul of Adam was a longing and care for companionship. God knew that He had created a being that possessed the need for love and protection and He took a rib from Adam and created the woman. Adam’s response was to see the woman as bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. In the paradise of Eden, Adam and Eve felt complete and whole as they shared those intimate moments of companionship with one another.
Sin destroyed the beauty of Eden. Satan divided the relationship of God and man in a cruel manner of deceit. The companionship of God and man was complete as the Lord walked in the cool of the day with Adam and Eve in perfect union with one another. When the forbidden fruit was taken, God had to remove Adam and Eve from the home He had provided for them. The first man and woman stood alone outside the garden not knowing what to do next. God provided for them and cared for them. In time a son was born and then many, many more children were born and the world grew in number.
God never abandoned Adam and Eve. When they disobeyed the command of the Lord, He could have left them to their own destruction or destroyed them to start again. The consequence of sin was God taking the Tree of Life away from mortal man and death would rule the world. When the Lord pronounced sentence upon the man and woman, He punished them but He showed them He cared for them and loved them. The first promise of God was not to leaven them without hope. Adam and Eve walked into a world populated only by two people and God cared for them. Adam would live to be 930 years old and he and Eve would bear many children. God took care of early man because He cared for them.
The nation of Israel learned throughout their history that God cared for them. He delivered them from bondage, protected them from enemies, fed them with sufficient food to sustain them, and never caused them to go without water. Their clothes did not wear out in the forty years of God’s wrath. The land of promise was a gift from a benevolent Father who provided all things for His people. In the face of their wickedness, rebellion, and rejection of the love of God, He remained steadfast in His love for them and promised hope if they would repent. God cared and saved a remnant.
God’s care for humanity began in the garden of Eden when the Lord promised a Seed. Sin separated man from God and there was nothing man could do to save himself. Only by the grace, mercy, and love of a benevolent Father would mankind find hope. In the days of Noah, God destroyed everything that had the breath of life except for eight souls. By the narrowest of margins, God preserved the Seed promise through Noah. Abraham became the father of the faithful as the Seed promised flourished through his lineage. There were perilous times in the history of the children of Abraham the promise of God was challenged. Finally, in a little town called Bethlehem, the Son of God was born to a virgin and eternal hope was realized.
Sin destroyed the companionship of God and man but through the blood of Jesus Christ, hope sprang anew with the promise of a God who cares for His creation. The Lord never abandoned man. He always showed His love and care for humanity. Every day the sun rises, the word of God declares how much God cares. First, because of creation the world can know the Creator still is in control and cares for His creation. Second, with each new day God shows His love by offering His Son as a gift of salvation. God cares for every human being and desires nothing but peace and contentment for them. He has proven that from the beginning of time.
When a man humbles himself before God, he will be exalted to a place of glory. The central message of the gospel of Christ is that God cares for all those who will come to Him and humble themselves before His blessings. God cares for each person and shows every day the sun rises that the word of the Lord is faithful. Men fear death but the care of God takes away fear. God cared enough to sacrifice His only begotten Son to save sinful man. Give all your worries and care to God, for he cares about you. The sun proves He cares and the Son demonstrates His love. God cares for me. What an amazing thought.