Jesus Loves Me
When I was a baby, my mom said that I would have fits of crying for no real apparent reason. Something in my little infant world was amiss, and the only avenue of communication at that age was to scrunch up the face and bawl, loudly voicing the unnamed frustration. It seems that the only thing that would bring calm in the midst of my storm was for my mom to softly sing “Jesus Loves Me”.
Ironically, as the years went on, though not really aware that the previous had been the case, I would ask my mom to sing “Jesus Loves Me”. She eventually made the connection for me that she had sung that particular song when I was very small to quiet me. And still, even as an adult, when I am overwhelmed to a great extent, I will occasionally request from my mom that she would sing this song over me, and every time—every single time, I am reduced to tears.
Perhaps it is the simplicity of the words: “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.” How simple it is… the uncomplicated truth of it all; the unmovable foundation of our faith once again illuminated at the forefront of the mind…yes, Jesus loves me…yes, He really does love me…imperfect, fallible me…why?…because the Bible tells me it’s the truth…the unchanging Word of the Alpha and Omega, the Ancient of Days, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End tells me that this is the case.
And you know what boggles my mind even more? Just as my mom has sung over me, even to quiet my aching heart, frustrations, fear and pain, so does the Creator of my soul: “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Today, allow the Lord to quiet your soul with His love. Indulge in the knowledge that even now Your Father in Heaven rejoices over you with His singing.