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Jesus Saying, "I Am Interested In You?" 

By:  Gary Colley
Date:  March 23, 2003
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Though these exact words cannot be found falling from the lips of our Lord, we know He has in essence said them many times!  So many are the heavy burdens we bear in this life, the greatest of all being the burden of the death the of our loved ones, illness and pain, sin and its consequences, yet many think they must bear all their trials alone!  The Lord shows His great interest in all when He invites us to cast our care upon Him; “for he careth for you” (I Pet.5:7).  The first century disciples had the same questions we often have today, about whether the Lord was interested in them.  They asked when their ship was washed by the waves of the storm, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mk.4:36-41).  They were quickly reassured that He did!  Christians sing around the world today the beautiful song, “Does Jesus Care?”  The answer in the chorus says, “O yes, He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief; ..When the days are weary, The long nights dreary, I know my Saviour cares.”  The Lord’s interest in our every day affairs, is evident in that He knows even when the sparrow falls, the number of hairs on our head, and sends the rain and sunshine on the just and the unjust (Matt.10:28-31; 5:45).  Many accept these blessings daily, but seem to “conveniently forget” from whence they come (Rom.1:20-21).   These act as if God is not there to help with their burdens!   In so far as salvation from sin is concerned, our Lord has shown His interest in the souls of men with the greatest sacrifice ever offered (Rom.5:8).  His love and interest in our spiritual welfare has been proven for more than 2000 years now, by going to the cross in our stead (Jn.17:1-6).  His interest is shown in that He has extended the greatest invitation ever known to man, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt.11:28-30).  His interest is seen when He said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Rev.3:20).  The door of your heart will not be forced open, but He is able, willing, and ready to enter when we open it to Him!  His plan for our salvation is in hearing of His great love and interest, believing in Him with all of our heart, repenting of our past failures and sin, confessing our faith in Him, and going to the grave with him by being buried in water for the remission of our sins (Rom.10:17; Jn.8:24; Lk.13:3,5; Matt.10:32-33; Rom.6:3-4; Acts 22:16).  We urge all to reject Him no longer, but accept His care today!
--Gary Colley