Jesus Loves Me this I know,
For the Bible Tells me So
Little Ones to Him Belong
They are weak but He is Strong.
“Jesus Loves Me” was a poem written back around 1860. It was a poem written in a Novel called Say and Seal by Susan Warner and used to comfort and dying child in the setting. It was simplistic and quite profound. It was the favorite hymn of one of America’s finest Biblical Scholars named Francis Schaeffer. He realized that the simple truth conveyed in this song applied to the intellectual adult as well as the youngest child who could comprehend the comfort of a hug. Also the great Irish missionary to India, Amy Carmichael, was converted to Christ after hearing this hymn at a children’s mission in Yorkshire, England.
Sometimes the most simplest of things can convey the most profound.
Preach the Gospel all the Time. Use Words because they are necessary.
I learned about some of this tonight while driving home from Dayton, Ohio. I was listening to an audio series that Focus on the Family puts out called Adventures in Odyssey. I am always amazed at some of the things we can learn in some of the strangest places.
(Mat 18:1) At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
(Mat 18:2) And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them
(Mat 18:3) and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
(Mat 18:4) Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Be Very Encouraged, Jesus Loves us!
Just thought this was interesting and I was blessed knowing that something so simple can be so profound. Sometimes I complicate things more than they need to be. Oh that I had eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit says to the church. It would definitely ring loudly with his Word and the simplicity found in Christ.