God Is Love

For some reason this week the old children’s song keeps going through my head:

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

It’s such a simple song, and yet so profound in its truth. Jesus loves me. Jesus loves you. He suffered and died, He laid down His life, for you and me. That’s not the kind of thing you do for someone you don’t love.

And yet there are Christians in the world being deceived by the lies of the accuser, living in shame thinking that God couldn’t possibly love them. The devil tells us we messed up just one time too many and God won’t forgive us this time, that God couldn’t love someone who can’t get their life in order and be good all the time. The simple but profound message of this children’s song is drowned out by the constant nagging of the accuser.

But we’ve all sinned. Satan isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know about ourselves. Jesus knew it when the heavenly plan of redemption was first conceived. He knew it when He hung on the cross. He knows it now. He knows we are not perfect, but He loves us ANYWAY!

How do I know that? The Bible, God’s Holy Word, tells me so. In John 3:16 the words of Jesus are recorded: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” In one of his epistles, the apostle John wrote, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16.

John was called “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” If anyone knew about the love of Jesus Christ, it was John. His witness is trustworthy and true. Who knows, maybe he’s the one who originally wrote that wonderful children’s song. He certainly could have.

So the next time the accuser tries to tell you that you are not loveable by God, or that you’ve messed up just one too many times, sing him this song.

Yes, Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.

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5 Responses

  1. What a great thought. I always like the quote from Karl Barth, who, after a lifetime of studying the Bible and the great doctrines, summed it all up by saying “Jesus love me, this I know for the Bible tells me so”. I have definitely been at the “I’ve messed up one too many times and God won’t forgive me” and “God couldn’t love someone who can’t get their life in order and live right all the time” points in life. But I’m glad that He does still love me. A truly amazing thought! Thanks!

  2. Oh thank you, Linda! This is real simple . . .right down my alley, and oh so what I need to remember when the accuser comes calling. Have you ever read 3:16 by Max Lucado? I loved that book! Loaned it to a friend and it never came back. Will just have to get me another one! 🙂 God bless you and love on you! deb

    • Deb, I love Max Lucado, but haven’t read 3:16. I might have to check it out. Hopefully your loaned copy went right where it was supposed to go to be read by just the person who needed it! Peace, Linda

    • I agree! It is really the most important thing a person can know, that God is love and that He loves us. To truly know this and keep it close to your heart makes all the difference in the world. Peace, Linda

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