It is one thing to conclude that there is a Creator of all life. But it is quite another to determine if this Creator continues to care for His creation. Or did He simply create and then leave us on our own? Does God really care about my life? That’s a big question. To answer, let’s consider two things revealed in the Bible about God — His nature and His involvement in creating us.
God’s Care Reflected in His Nature (Genesis 1:26-28)
To start to understand God’s nature, we can go back to the beginning when God created life. If we rationally conclude that life could not have occurred out of nothing and on its own, that there had to be a Creator, then what is God like? The Creation story reveals God’s nature in the very act of creating humanity or mankind. In creating us, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” (v. 26a). First, the word “man” refers to mankind, as revealed in the context of vv. 26-28. Second — and really important to understand — the nature of God pictured in the terms “image” and “likeness” tell us that we are created in the image of God Himself. This means we carry the very nature of God within us, and we were created to have a loving, unified relationship with Him. If we were designed from the beginning to have a relationship with God, it sounds like a God who cares and cares deeply.
To be made in God’s image is not unlike when two parents have children and you can see the likeness and personalities of the parents in their kids. God has put His nature within us with the intention (if we choose) of having a loving relationship with Him. And, like parents whose kids have part of their DNA within them, that fact alone does not automatically mean the parents and their kids have a loving relationship. The potential for a loving relationship is there, but the relationship has to be chosen and developed in order to become a reality. God has created you with the potential for a loving relationship with Him, but are you willing to make the effort to develop it? He is, which is clear from the beginning of time according to Genesis.
God’s Care Reflected in His Involvement (Psalm 139:13-14)
We see a different aspect of God’s love for us in Psalm 139, written by King David of Israel, “O Lord, you have searched me and You know me.” The phrase “you know me” means to know personally, intimately. But, David takes it further in terms of God’s care and involvement when he writes: “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (v.13). This is a picture of building or erecting something that you have a personal interest in. God did not just create your physical shell or body, but your “inmost being” — your heart, mind and soul. He created the inner most aspects of who you are.
David, upon reflecting on God’s caring involvement in His creation, then pauses and says, “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (v.14). The use of “wonderful” here refers to being distinctively created and set apart for a purpose. God not only cares and was deeply involved in creating you, but He created you for a purpose in this life.
The Bible makes it clear that God did not create and leave. In fact, it is the polar opposite of that. He cares deeply about you. It would be sad to miss out on the loving relationship God wants to have with you, as well as to miss out on the purpose He created you for in this life. You don’t have to miss either one, because you were created by a God Who not only placed His nature within you, but was personally involved in creating your life and purpose.