Explore God:  October 29, 2015

John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 1 Peter 5:7, Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Just like a parent, God demonstrates His care for us through provision, training, and gifts He gives to us. A child sits on the floor of his or her room surrounded by toys, games, books and every tangible manifestations of his or her parents’ doting love. Children are confidently aware of the love and affection their parents have for them. In the same way, God demonstrates His love and care for us in what we see around us and in the gifts that surround us. Beyond the gifts, it is God’s provision of work, relationships and the beauty of creation that we clearly see God’s love for us. The best picture of God’s love and care for us is found in the person and work of Christ, God’s own son, Jesus who said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son…” 

Even in the hard times of life, we know God cares. We can be like a child crawling into the lap of a loving parent to find peace and protection from our heavenly father. God says, we can “cast all our anxieties upon Him because He cares for you.”

 Think about that, and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D