Jesus Loves Me This I Know
It often seems the most basic of Bible truths are the most impactful. Obviously many in the world today are fearful, unsure, intimidated and confused. If we could simply teach every person on the Earth that Jesus loves them, and what that truly means. The words of the song most of us learned as children are not only true they are life changing.
Jesus loves me this I know; for the Bible tells me so
Each of us is a special individual made in the image of God (Gen.1:26). Each one of us matter a great deal to God, so much so that He sent His only begotten Son to die in order to offer salvation to us all (Jn. 3:16). I can only know this by reading and pondering the great truths of the Bible (Rom. 10:17). Most people are resistant to the idea of actually studying the Bible. No doubt they have heard many falsehoods about God, the Bible, Christians, etc., and they are leery.
Since they fail to read the Bible they cannot ever have an appreciation for Jesus. Nor can they learn about their personal sins and His personal sacrifice to save them. They will continue to come to ill informed (wrong) conclusions (Pro. 14:12). They languish in darkness and despair; when what they need (and truly have always wanted) is offered by the loving Lord (James 1: 17).
Most people are seeking security. Money, power and acceptance seem to offer this—but such is a mirage. They are finding comfort in an illusion. The primary theme of the Book of Ecclesiastes is an attempt to determine the meaning of life: Which the Holy Spirit does give Solomon. Note the Divine conclusion, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” A man who lives his life without God is “less of a man” than he should be. We can never have “without” God what we have “with” God. I love the encouraging words of the great prophet Isaiah, “Fear not for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong
The Psalmist once raised the question, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Life without God is bleak. Upon reflection a life lived without God is empty and this fact often leads the godless on the earth to be filled with rage. While this is probably a “normal” reaction; it is not a profitable one.
When properly analyzed the only life that is fulfilling and worth living is the Christian life. We can “rage against God” all we want but we are pitifully weak by comparison. He is strong and majestic, noble and pure, and amazingly; full of love and compassion toward us.
May God help us all remember that Jesus loves us. And may we love our fellow man enough to teach them the same. It is obvious that we have been failing miserably to “adequately’ express this to the masses. Let’s not forget to let our lights shine (Mt. 5:14,15). Let us boldly teach in public and private the life giving message of Jesus (Acts 10:34). May we avoid the temptation to isolate and to insulate and to hesitate due to fear of uncertain reactions. The needs of the lost far outweigh the incumbent hardships that may befall us (Acts 20:27).
Jesus loves you and I do too—Now go share the message of hope with all with whom you have contact (Mt. 28:18ff).Our goal should be that every human being know how special they are to God. How much Jesus loves them and how great the Christian life is. I wish I had the ability to help them see the heart of Christianity “in an instant;” For them to be able to smile knowing these facts.
Well, there is no “INSTANT” cure—but thanks be to God there is a “cure.” It’s the Gospel. It cures what ails the world—but we must be the ones who love it; and live it and will lead the way in teaching it.
We cannot expect the world to be a better place without being better people ourselves. And without trying to help others become the best version of themselves (the Christian version) that they can be.
We have to cease to only talk about the world’s problem—we must seek to help cure the problems. The world’s problems (sin) can all be washed away with the blood of Jesus (Heb. 2:9). Jesus is the Lamb of God for every man.
Yes truly…. Jesus Loves me this I know…