Jesus with children


#5 HE WAS CALLED JESUS,   John 1:5

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 some time ago when someone at church asked my grandchildren 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.

Pete (grandson) 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, it is vital for them to know that Jesus loves them.  Back to the basics!

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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5 Responses to JESUS

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Wonderful share Oneta. I’m wondering if your grand children are learning more modern Christian songs in Sunday school. I know when I helped with VBS and also in Sunday school in the past many of the songs they learned were still good just not old favs. I do think Jesus loves me should be essential and Seek aye Furst the Kingdom of God.

    I love your grandsons choice of story. It was my fav too. My parents had a book of the story for us as kids with pictures and often read it. I think it fascinating b/c the children are drawn to Jesus. It’s innate weather they cane from good homes, and probably some from not so good homes, even then. They innately feel his loving gentleness and have a kind of faith that is perceptive and innocent. Which is wonderful. I remember the verse well since I was little. “Let the little children come to me & do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Thank you for sharing. Your grandchildren are so lucky to have you as a Grandma! Hugs and Merry Christmas

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, Mandibelle, they do know some more modern songs. Did you see “This Little Light of Mine” posted a few days ago. A couple more they have introduced to me are My Gift to You and Just Give Me Jesus. Wonderful songs. I mostly want them to know songs they can sing through life without all the lights, props, etc. It is amazing how little children are drawn by the story of Jesus. To me that is a confirmation of how everybody needs Jesus to fill up the “empty hole” in one’s heart. Nothing can satisfy like he can. But grown ups try so many ways – addictions and pleasure seeking according to cultures standards. Thanks, dear, for your sweet words.

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