The Ultimate Question
There has been famous song after famous song to tell us something is missing.
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” by U2; “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” by The Rolling Stones; and Olivia O’Brien sang,“I just can’t give you what you’re looking for / I hope you find what you’re looking for.”
We are missing something. We search, but many times we find nothing. Author Richard Price claims that the thing we are searching for is the answer to the question, “Does the maker of all things love and want me?” The ultimate question, then, is, “Does God care about me?”
Are we looking for answers in the wrong places? I know that for most of my life I was; I thought that happiness came from me doing what I wanted, but I was never satisfied until I found what I was looking for: Jesus.
“Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour [sic] mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me’”
(Ellen Gould White, The Ministry of Healing, Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1905, p. 143).
Jesus’ method was to show the world—every individual—that he cares for them. God is saying, “You are not alone; I desire good things for you; I have sympathy for you; I will meet your needs.” The God of the universe—Jesus Christ—He cares for you.