We should always be grateful for those who care for us or show a care for us; sometimes these are family members or friends. How surprised we are when a stranger takes an interest in us and shows care and concern for us. The Lord Jesus once gave an example of a stranger who showed true care and compassion when others failed. You can read about this in Luke’s Gospel chapter 10 verses 30 -35 and it concerns the first Good Samaritan:
30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’
What wonderful words ‘And when he saw him, he had compassion … and took care of him.’
Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, knew from personal experience the love and compassion of Christ and encouraging Christians in times of difficulty he wrote ‘casting all your care upon Him (the Lord Jesus) for He cares for you’ 1 Peter chapter 5 verse 7.
Thank God He cares for you.