“Jesus Cares About You”: a sign that has stood tall over the city of Tacoma for 30 years; a sign that catches the eye of 200,000 vehicles driving by it every day. The individual lives that have been impacted by this sign are innumerable. One such life is that of a man who rolled his vehicle over one night on the highway next to the church. In his darkest moment, he looked out of the window of his flipped vehicle and saw this sign. This was the moment where his heart was first opened to the love of Jesus over his life.
Why this statement? What is so significant about these four words that it would call for a sign? A dream was given of a depressed person, rejected by those around them. Tired of being betrayed and searching for acceptance, this person was at the end of their rope asking, “Does anyone see me? Does anyone genuinely love me? Does anyone care about me?”. On the brink of suicide, this person saw the sign and realized that there is one that cares deeply about them. This sign is a proclamation of Jesus’ ongoing, passionate invitation to come to Him as you are. He stands amid over Pierce County calling, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
The “Jesus Cares About You” sign is for you! It is an invitation for you to open your heart to Jesus all over again. He invites you to receive Him as your Lord and Savior of your life, no matter what condition you are in. It does not matter what you know or don’t know. Jesus desires for you to know Him personally and walk with Him intimately. Remember this every time you drive by and see the sign: “Jesus Cares About You”!