Jesus Loves Me! This I know
For the Bible tells me so;
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (Eph. 2:4-5)
Man, dead in trespasses and sin. God, rich in mercy and great with love. His eyes of compassion see man—fallen, hopeless, indifferent to the things of God. Man, no more than a dead soul, a confused corpse, doomed and desperate. Conformed to the world, slave to Satan, prone to sin, child of wrath. But God. Abundant in mercy. But God. Great with love. A love that penetrates the depths of man’s soul to pardon, to cleanse, to relieve. Mankind, rescued from the wrath of God, cleansed by the Blood of His Son, made alive with Christ, seated in heavenly places, children in His household.
The love of God is beyond our comprehension. It reaches the highest heavens, the lowest depths of the sea. His love encircles all the earth. There is nowhere we can escape Him. In darkness and in light, He is there nurturing us, caring for us, faithful to us. His love—perfect, complete, pure. God is love. His kindness beyond measure; affection beyond comprehension; devotion beyond understanding. What a glorious hope we have because of His love, His faithfulness, and His grace. We are partakers of that eternal fountain, overflowing with His mercies, filling us with His love.
You cannot know for sure the things you have been told about God, what you have heard about God, even what you have said about God. Only when you have taken refuge under His wings in a storm, felt His warm embrace when spurned by those you love, heeded His gentle guidance protecting you from ruin, then can you know that Almighty God cares for you, is devoted to you, walks with you. God has designed your life, especially for you and nobody else—the heartaches, trials, tribulations, pleasures and delights, victories and defeats. It is through your life experiences—God’s classroom—that He imparts in the core of your soul, in the depth of your heart, in the whole of your being, the knowledge of His amazing love for you. He did provide for you in the past, He does provide for you today, and He will provide for you tomorrow. Nothing, no one, no trauma, no suffering, nothing, can take this knowledge from you. This is how you come to know—without a doubt—the love of God. What amazing love the Father has for you. Do you know His love? How has He demonstrated His devotion to you? Do you love Him? How have you demonstrated your devotion to Him? Remember, “Jesus Loves Me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so.”