As I sat with my grandson several years ago, I was singing this old familiar song, Jesus Loves Me. I have sung that song so many times to all my grandchildren, as well as my own children when they were young. It is a simple tune and has easy words, but the impact of this song has a powerful truth. This song has been sung by children and parents all around the world.
Anna Warner wrote these words in 1860. It was written for a man who was comforting a dying child. William Bradbury set the words to music in 1861.
“Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so; little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.”
What an awesome truth. It would do us adults good to sing that song often and be reminded of the incredible love of God toward us. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, persecution or famine, nakedness, peril or sword? For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor anything present, nor things to come, nor height, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Jesus loves you!! Do you know this powerful truth? I mean in the very depth of your soul, do you really know?
I have begun to sing this to my grandson Brady. Thank you for sharing how God love has been
shared to your family. I’m so thankful that God introduced you into my life. I do pray for you
and John and your ministry. May God continue to bless you always, Debbie Carpenter