Don’t you care, Lord?
Luke 10: 40 “But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
Have you ever prayed that prayer? Or maybe after thinking it the last thing is you are wanting to pray!
The thought that God just doesn’t care.
From the people who loved Jesus the most comes the question we have all had at some point. Maybe even today. “Lord, don’t you care?”
- Don’t you care that I am doing everything in the kitchen? Don’t you care there is no one but me doing any work around here? Don’t you care that I am stressed out, worried and losing my temper?
From the people who only were there because Jesus led them there. Obedient followers who hadn’t done anything wrong were now fighting to keep the boat afloat.
Mark 4: 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’
- Don’t you care if we die? Don’t you care if it all goes wrong? Don’t you care that we are failing right now? Success seems far away from us. Look around we are sinking, we are going to go under. Financially, in our relationships, in our health, it is all worsening, don’t you care?
What is distracting you? The waves of the sea threatening you? The work that is demanding of you?
Those distractions will pull you away from the truth that YES HE DOES CARE!
Matthew 6: 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
V26 (Message) “Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.”
“Careless in the care of God.” What a beautiful few words by Eugene Peterson.
Whether we are in a sinking boat or a hellish kitchen, we must not be distracted from the fact that we worship a God who cares for us. It doesn’t matter what happens, only one thing is needed: either to still trust even if Jesus looks asleep and to sit at his feet if Jesus is speaking. Be still is what we must do. Then we won’t ask that question anymore.