Seize the Moment – Day 130

Jesus Loves Me

Ephesians 3:19

 

Ephesians 3:19 states: “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great that you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness and power that comes from God.”

 

The Love of Christ, a simple truth that still boggles the mind and is beyond total understanding, has been and continues to be the theme of many a hymn and song in churches today. One fine example would be the hymn “Jesus Loves Me”, based on not a scripture, but a secular novel “Say and Seal“, written by Anna Warner in 1860. Hymn writer William Bradbury read the words of the book’s character John Linden, a Sunday School teacher who sang over one of his students who was dying with cancer. It inspired him to compose a childlike musical score, adding the simple chorus himself. It soon became the best-known children’s hymn on earth, being used by missionaries as one of the first songs being taught to new converts. Numerous stories were told of the universal appeal the song has in every culture.

 

Think of the richness of theology in these simple verses…

Verse 1:  The importance of discovering this truth by reading God’s Word and knowing it is for all people

Verse 2 & 3:  Salvation only comes from Jesus’ death, shedding his blood for our sins, and since He died for us, we should live for Him

Verse 4:   He promised to never leave us and is preparing a heavenly home for us.

 

Jesus loves me! How do I know? “The Bible tells me so.”  Take some time to sing this hymn. Seize the moment, and take hold of these simple promises for your life today.

 
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Jesus Loves Me

Traditional, Words By: Anna B. Warner
Music By: Wm. B. Bradbury,Copyright Unknown
 
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.

Jesus loves me! He who died,
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! loves me still,
When I’m very weak and ill;
From His shining throne on high,
Comes to watch me where I lie.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! He will stay,
Close beside me all the way;
He’s prepared a home for me,
And some day His face I’ll see.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

 

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