surface of an American football ball.

Our midwest weather has been amazing this week.  Almost 70 degrees yesterday.  In winter!  So I’ve been going out each day with my kids after school to play football with them.  When they were younger, they played with a Nerf football.  Not anymore.  We have to use a giant, real football now.  That thing is so hard to catch!  Anyway, I jammed my finger on that huge, hard football and now my finger is sore and swollen.  Ugh!

I’m pretty sure that has happened to all of my kids at some time or another as they’ve been growing up.  We’ve played a lot of ball around here.  But it was the first time that it happened to me.  So they could understand how much it hurt.

Just like God.  First Peter 5:7 says, “Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you,” (NIV).  And Psalm 144:3 says, “O Lord, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?” (NIV).  God’s Word is full of verses like this.  And we know that Jesus left heaven to live here on this earth just like us so He totally understands the things we go through.  Even something that may seem so trivial as a sore, swollen finger from a backyard football injury.

God cares.