“O LORD, what is man, that Thou dost take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that Thou dost think of him?” ~ Psalm 144:3
I have always loved this verse. Who am I, a mere woman, that God Almighty, the Creator of the whole universe, knows all about me? The great I AM thinks of me!? Me. Little, insignificant me. I am special to Him. He knows the number of hairs on my head (Matthew 10:30). He designed and formed me in my mother’s womb and wrote my days in His book (Psalm 139:13-16).
God cares about each of us. Intimately. With a love that is righteous, true, sacrificial, and everlasting. He is “gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The LORD is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works.” ~ Psalm 145:8-9. All. God is good to all. His works. We are His works, fashioned by His hands, and His mercies are over us.
This is not a message to keep to ourselves! We are commanded to love one another (John 15:12) as Jesus has loved us. And Jesus told us how to communicate this love.
“”Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”” ~ Matthew 25:34-40
How can we show this to “these brothers of Mine, even the least of them”, this world full of precious people whose hairs are numbered and known by the One True God? How can we help our brothers and sisters, and demonstrate to them how very much they are loved by Him?
One of the opportunities God gives us is to simply be kind to others. Oh sure, that is not hard when you know and like the person, but what about the person on the street corner, holding the cardboard sign? Or, let’s expand our thinking and our own little worlds ~ what about the person living in the slums of India, or in a leper colony? What about them? Not many reach out with kindness, demonstrating the love of God, to them. Not many even touch them. What about their needs?
What is man, that God cares for, knows, and loves us? All of us. Each and every one.
“So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” ~ Genesis 1:27 (KJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16 (KJV)
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” ~ John 13:34 (KJV)
God loves us with an unending, sacrificial, pure, everlasting love. We are called to do the same. Let God love others through you today.