Lent 2021: Why Do You Care? by Jacqueline Brown Woody
“So that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.”
- 1 Corinthians 12:25
March 22, 2021
Why Do You Care?
“Beneath His wings of love abide
God will take care of you
Through every day, o'er all the way
He will take care of you”
My niece recently told me how she remembers learning to care about the needs of others over 40 years ago in her childhood when she met a playmate who was unable to talk, walk, run or play like other children. She took a special interest and responded to him just as she did to her other peers, not really thinking that he was different, but simply believing he needed more of her time and attention.
Perhaps during Lent, we will take some reflective moments to consider why and how we care for others who need our special attention. Is the capacity to genuinely care instinctive, taught, or born of necessity? Do we care because we have been cared for? Is giving care to others a gift, a calling, a duty, or a burden? Do we choose to really care without reservation?
It is evident in the new mercies of each day, God cares and He will take care of us. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, and His sacrifice is the everlasting example of His care.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for caring for us, unconditionally. Teach us to love and care more deeply and genuinely for one another. Amen
Sister Jacqueline Brown Woody
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