Park Church at Ancient Oaks this morning.
Special solo by soprano, "I Come to the Garden Alone."
Pastor Ron explored the question we often ask of God, "Don't you care?"
Scripture lesson from Mark 4:35 -41, the passage in which we see Jesus lying asleep in the boat as the storm raged about. The disciples, awakening him, asked, "Don't you care that we perish?"
In Luke 10:40 we hear Martha ask, "Don't you care that my sister won't help me?"
And so do we often ask, Don't you care?
Yes, He cares. How do we know? Because He said so. Throughout scripture we are reminded that God cares for us.
Exodus 6:6 - 8 Leviticus 26:12 - 13
Deuteronomy 4:20, 26:18 -19.
And in I Peter 5:7, we read, "Casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you."
He shows us He cares in answered prayers, infilling of the Spirit and in guidance.
When we come to the garden, He comes with us, stays with us and when we leave He goes with us.
(Lunch at Chili's with good friends from Ontario. Good food, good conversation about the works of our wonderful Lord. Safe travels, D & G.)