Jesus loves me! This I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to Him belong / They are weak, but He is strong. If you went to church as a child you probably sang this song, maybe even did a few hand motions to go along with it. The message is simple and direct, and when the chorus says, “Yes, Jesus loves me!” three times it’s hard to miss the writer’s point. We should remember that we are loved by the creator of the universe.
These days if a worship leader were to bust this out on a Sunday morning many of us would smile nostalgically as we sing along wondering why we were singing a kid’s song in big church. What we need to remember though, is that this song contains truth that doesn’t change just because you got a little taller.
Ephesians 2 tells us, “…God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
It’s easy to lose focus in our modern world. It seems like everything wants our eyes and attention: buy this, click here, come to this meeting that should have been an email, and the list goes on an on. Even when the world is so noisy, we can still hum this little tune and be reminded of what is really important.
You are, and always will be, a child of God. You are loved even when you think you don’t deserve it. When you are deep in the muck and mire of life God comes over and says, “you can sit with me.”
Jesus loves me still today / Walking with me on my way / Wanting as a friend to give / Light and love to all who live.
Yes, Jesus loves me.