Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jesus Loves Me

A few weeks ago on Sunday morning in church an older couple provided the special music; he on the violin; she at the piano.

They played a beautiful arrangement of the familiar song Jesus Loves Me This I Know in a dozen different renditions. The timeless words (I sang along in my head) with their well-known message and profound truth was offered up to the Lord and to us in the congregation in a fun, artistic way. The heart-felt applause at the end communicated that I was not the only one enjoying their offering. Our hearts responded.

Yes, my heart responded to their musical gifts; more than that their gifts, I resonated with the timeless message—Jesus initiates His love toward me.

Later that afternoon, I was reminded of another timeless truth ~
Jesus Knows Me This I Love.
It is printed on a wooden plaque that hangs on our bedroom wall. My heart also responds to that message. I know He loves me; I know He knows me: He created me, He gave me desires,  He gave me gifts, He gave me purpose—He loves me.

Long ago in my journal I penned this thought—
For me, I know that I am loved because He tells me and
He gave me desires and purpose in His Kingdom.
That communicates love to me.

“In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”
Ephesians 1:5 and 6

My prayer for all of you reading this post is that especially today, you will the love of Jesus for you.


  1. I also loved the "Jesus Loves Me" violin special that Sunday. I still think about it and can hear it in my head. What a message it was to so many. Thank you for elaborating on the message because Jesus does indeed love us and know us.....knows us well.
    Thanks, Sue, for reminding me once again on this day to remember His LOVE come down for us.

  2. Hi Darnly,

    I think one of your gifts is encouragement. Thank you for allowing God to use you in my life. Your friendship is a gift.