JESUS LOVES ME

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Matthew 1:21 The angel said to Joseph, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” This is my favorite name for God’s Son. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! Probably has to do with my learning “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong. They are weak but he is strong.” I was embarrassed when someone at church asked my little ones to sing to her. She said, I know you know Jesus Loves Me. I stood there aghast as I realized they did not. They love to bring me scripture cards to read, and when I know music to them (like This is the Day or Rejoice) I sing them but I, with others, had neglected to teach Jesus Loves Me. How could I have overlooked the basics! Not only I, but these children have been in Sunday School most of their lives. Have we become so sophisticated that we no longer teach that little chorus? Obviously I am guilty. (Perhaps they had been taught as toddlers, but had forgotten.)

 Pete learned to read early so he read his Toddler’s Bible all by himself. He proudly told me when he had finished. He wanted to know if I wanted him to show me his favorite story. Of course, I said yes thinking he would go to David or Samson. No, he carefully looked through until he came to the page of Jesus with the little children on his lap. It’s important for them to learn to share, be friendly, and tell the truth; however, nothing is as important as for them to know that Jesus loves them!

(updated from blog page “Jesus” regarding names of Jesus from John 1)

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to JESUS LOVES ME

  1. Amen and amen… If you get a chance, look up the story behind the song, “Jesus love me.” It is really interesting.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for the tip. I did google it and find it to be very interesting. Imagine the song writer being buried on military grounds! She must have been much loved by those cadets. Heard today that some military school is giving coloring books as “stress relievers.” Too bad that the Jesus story can’t be used any longer. It is a great stress reliever!

  2. judyjourneys says:

    I have been in congregations where “Jesus Loves Me” is sung by all, raising it above the level of a children’s song.

  3. This is wonderful, Oneta–even at 64, I sometimes go about my house singing “Jesus Loves Me”; can’t get enough of that assurance 🙂 God bless you!

  4. Faye says:

    Thank God for those of us who had these life-affirming songs as children. and Thank God that all our lives we are to be as children before the One who is our ABBA. Oh how I love Jesus. Again I have a grateful heart that His Presence iis so real as we age and ‘connect’ with these simple TRUTHS . Life affirming indeed. Thank you for reminding us.

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