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.  When they hesitated, 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 the music I sing it (like This is the Day or Rejoice). 

I sing scripture songs to them as others had but we 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, the church, 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. 

They do need 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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3 Responses to HIS NAME IS JESUS

  1. Adelheid says:

    Oh my! These songs you are writing about were all reminiscent of my childhood days. And I’ve passed it on to my daughter. My favorite when I was in 1st grade is Obedience.

    Obedience is the very best way,
    to show that you believe.
    Doing exactly what the Lord commands,
    doing it happily.
    Action is the key – do it immediately,
    joy you will receive.
    Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe.

    Brings back so many memories during my daily vacation Bible school where I meet new friends who are spending their vacation with their grandparents.
    Thank you so much! 🥰

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