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The Good News: 

The Good News

He Understands and Cares

When asked if he thought that ignorance and apathy were problems in modern society, a man joked, “I don’t know and I don’t care.

     I suppose many discouraged people feel that way about the world today and the people in it. But when it comes to the perplexities and concerns of our lives, Jesus fully understands,  and he deeply cares. Isaiah 53, an Old Testament prophecy of the crucifixion of Jesus, gives us a glimpse of what he went through for us. “He was oppressed and afflicted...led like a lamb to the slaughter”(v.7). “For the transgression of my people he was punished”(v.8). “It was the Lord’s will to crush him and to cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand”(v.10).

      On the cross Jesus willingly bore our sin and  guilt. No one suffered more than our Lord did for us. He knew what it would cost to save us from our sins and, in love, he willing paid it(vv4-6).

     Because of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, he is alive and present with us today. Whatever situation we face, Jesus understands and cares. And he will carry us through.

                                                                           David McCasland


     Lord, we give thanks for Your knowledge of our circumstances and Your care for us. He is alive and present with us today. Today we want to walk with You and honor You in all we do.


He is not here; He has rise! Luke 24:6

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