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Friday, July 18, 2008

Jesus Loves Me

I have written a post by this title before, but that really doesn't matter to me. I have to admit that I need to be reminded of Jesus' love over and over again. It seems to be a theme for me these past couple of weeks. Let me tell you why!

As Faith and I were walking through the Atlanta Mart we came upon this booth that had the CUTEST stuff. There were those little wooden signs that say things that you hang around your house and those adorable wooden letters that people usually hang in their kids' rooms. Just super cute stuff! I stopped to get some information and Faith noticed a sign that said, "Jesus knows me, this I love." She pointed it out to me and I just stood there. It was SO precious and almost made me cry.

I DO love it that Jesus knows me. He understands all that I deal with- insecurities, uncertainties, problems, frustrations, hopes, dreams, and cares- He knows them all because He created me and there is just such security in that He knows it all and loves me all the same!

So fast forward to this past Wednesday night. My friend, Beth, sang the offertory song at church and as the music started I just felt this warmth come over me. She sang "Jesus Loves Me." Such a simple song that children sing in Sunday school just made me tingle all over!

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.
I do know that Jesus loves me just like I love that Jesus knows me. He loves me in spite of my sin. He loves me enough to die for me. He loves me in spite of my mistakes. He loves me. He just loves me.
Sometimes I wonder why Jesus puts things in our paths over and over again. I have heard several pastors say that if you read it more than once (in God's Word) that He's trying to get your attention, so listen up! We have had a lot going on lately with my wrecking the car, trying to decide what to do next, my husband's work, my family relationships... and the list goes on and on. Sometimes it's easy to not feel very loved in the midst of the madness.
My Jesus just wanted me to know that He's still here... loving me through it all.
I'm not real sure why I wrote all of this. Maybe you needed to hear that Jesus loves you. He does, you know. He honestly could not love you more! He loves you more than any human love you have ever known and His love is unconditional. You can't earn it. You can't lose it. It's always here and it's always perfect.
Thank you, Jesus, for putting things in front of me over and over again until I realize that it's You at work! Thank you for holding me close in the middle of all of my uncertainties. May this post bring You glory and may someone be reminded of Your love for them through it. Lord, help me to love others the way You want me to love! You do love me. I love knowing it. Amen.

5 comments:

JenB said...

Great post! Hate I missed Beth's song.
Lately my new favorite song is Annie Moses Band's Lover of My Soul. Do you have that CD? It has spoken to me a lot in the last few months. I'll let you borrow it if you don't have it.
Love you!

MiMi said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder! It is so hard for us to fathom that Jesus loves us in spite of our mistakes, failures and shortcomings. We can never have too many reminders of this truth.

Jesus knows me, this I LOVE!

Stephanie D. said...

How sweet, that brought tears to my eyes. The love Jesus has for you just shines for everyone to see.

Heather said...

What would I do without the love of Jesus? Right now, with everything around me seeming so "wrong", it is comforting to go back and "know what you know." First off- HE LOVES ME! This I know!
Thanks for this....you are such an encouragement!

Leigh Ann said...

What a great post! Thank you!