Jesus Loves Me
Posted on November 14, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
I love this simple, beautiful hymn. Although this is a hymn that seems to be sung with children, it is a hymn that I love because there are so many times I need a simple reminder that “Yes, Jesus loves me.”
Why is it so hard sometimes to grasp this truth? 1 John 4:9-10 says “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might love through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” God loved me so much that He sacrificed Jesus, His Son for me. And this has nothing to do with me and my love for Him because He died for me when I was nothing but an unrepentant sinner. When I sit and meditate on this, it is just too overwhelming and difficult for my brain to comprehend because apart from Jesus, I’m nothing, I’m unworthy and I’m a sinner.
Yet, Jesus loves me. He loves me and hears my prayers…all of them. Have you ever felt that because His gift of salvation is so huge that some prayer requests are too minor to bring before the throne of God? Why bother God with the small stuff in my life when there are so many huge struggles and problems in the lives of others? Well it’s because Jesus loves me and He wants to hear from me. You can’t have a deep loving relationship with someone if you aren’t communicating with them on many levels and this is true…even more so….with our Lord.
Phil. 4:6 says “Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.” We are to lift all our concerns to Him. An important key component to our prayers is in our giving thanks for whatever God is doing in our lives…the blessings and the struggles. He is never too busy to hear my prayer no matter how big or small.
Ps. 66:17-20 “I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the LORD would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!”
Thank you Jesus! YES, Jesus loves me.
Written by Mary Ann Kiernan: Mary Ann retired after 11 years on staff at America’s Keswick, where she served both in women’s ministry and as the Intake Manager at the Colony of Mercy.
Think About This: Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not. – C.S. Lewis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. – Isaiah 30:18
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.