God is Omnicaring

by Rusty Lindquist on February 17, 2008 · 0 comments

There are many “Omni’s” that we hear about in describing the character of God:  Omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence.  The one that’s missing is that he is omnicaring.

It means he cares about everything… not just the big things, everything.  In the vast cosmos of his creations, worlds without number – greater than the sands of the sea, yet he knows when a sparrow falls, and even that “the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matt: 10:29-30).

I’d say that leaves little room for doubt whether or not he’s interested in the detail of our lives. 

Sometimes it’s easy for us to fall into the thought that God isn’t always interested, that he’s somehow “too busy”, or “preoccupied” with other matters of weightier significance than some small thing facing you, right now.

But he says “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me” (1 Nephi 21:16).

He cares.  Large or small, if it’s an obstacle you face, it there’s a “wall” before you, however small… he cares. 

Do you find any scriptures that read “pray when something big faces you”?  No, you read “pray always“.  There are hundreds of scriptures with those exact words.  We’re told to pray over our fields, our flocks, our herds, and to “counsel with the Lord in ALL thy doings” (Alma 37:37).

Why?  It’s simple – he cares.

Rusty

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