1 Peter 5:7
Many questions well up from the heart of man, but none with greater urgency than: “Does God really care?” In our world, tragedy is written on the front page of every newspaper, etched in the faces of the people we meet, indelibly impressed upon our own memories because we too have known its terror and torment.
Does God look down with uncaring casualness upon man’s calamities? Upon its answer depends not only our faith but our peace and even our sanity.
“Does God really care?” The fourth chapter of Mark’s Gospel tells of an occasion when this question was asked of God Himself. The disciples of Jesus were crossing the Sea of Galilee in a little ship. A storm arose, and the water was whipped with such violence that the waves threatened to sink the vessel. Jesus was there but, exhausted by the day’s ministry and teaching…
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