Thursday, May 17, 2018


“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”
Luke 23:33 KJV

A man said “God doesn’t care.  If He did then He wouldn’t have let my grandchild die”.  I submit to you on the authority of the Word of God that God does care.  He not only cares when one of our loved ones dies, He also understands how we feel.  Not only did His Son die a cruel death on the cross, He was also tortured.

It breaks the heart of our Heavenly Father to see all the violence in the world.  Yes, God understands and cares when your heart is breaking.  Not only was the heart of our Saviour broken on Calvary, God’s heart was also broken because He had to turn away from His Son because Jesus had taken our sins on Him.

Marvin P Dalton wrote a hymn which I believe should be sung at every church service “Oh What A Savior”.  The words in this hymn are so true.  “O what a Savior, O hallelujah! His heart was broken on Calvary, His hands were nail scarred, His side was riven, He gave His life-blood for even me.”

The next time you lose a loved one, remember that God understands how you feel and He cares.  We have a tender compassionate loving Heavenly Father Who loves us so much He gave His beloved Son to die for us.  What a healing balm it is to our battle scarred heart to know God loves us and cares.

Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me, for protecting me and for taking care of me.  I pray for all who are hurting.  Please comfort and encourage them.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

Joanne Lowe
May 17, 2018

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