Shepherds’ Notes


On a recent trip down Highway 70 going into Waverly, I noticed that someone had mowed their lawn in a way to leave these words in taller grass.  With the recent disaster in Waverly, I hope this gives the residents that suffered so much loss great comfort as they pass by and see these words.  Seeing these words, I wondered how we show others that Jesus cares.

Has anyone told you they care about you today or this week?  Sometimes we let others know we care about them when they are struggling with health concerns or other things that are going on in their lives that cause concern.  But what about the days that seem so good where nothing is going wrong, shouldn’t we be letting each other know we care about them in these times as well?

Many of you are especially good at sending cards or messages by means of a text or other ways to let others know you are thinking about them.  Do we reassure each other that Jesus cares?   In John 19:26-27 Jesus showed He cared for His mother as He was dying on the cross.  At the death of Lazarus, Jesus wept showing His care and compassion.  In Mark 10: 13-16 we are told of His care of little children.

We can look at many more examples that show us how much Jesus cares.  He cared enough about us to give His life on the cross.  Consider the words of Jesus in John 14:27. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”