Sing it; Jesus loves me this I know….
In the oddest of places, I discovered a wonderful gift shop in car wash. While they detailed my car, I perused the shop, delighted by so many beautiful things. There were unique greeting cards and candies, framed artwork and various other gift ideas. But what caught my eye, captured my heart, a wooden carving that simply read: Jesus knows me, this I love…
Jesus knows me – and He loves me. Knowing me better than I know myself, He sees my flaws, my secrets, my shortcomings, my sin… and yet He loves me. He sees Himself in me.
Nothing I do will cause His love for me to cease or grow cold.
Nothing I do will cause His love for me to increase or grow greater.
His love never changes. He changes not. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
I change, daily. Yet God knows my end from the beginning. (Isaiah 46:10) He not only knows every ugly detail about my past, He’s already seen the mistakes I’ll make in the future, too. And yes, He loves me still.
Jesus knows me, this I LOVE.
This afternoon I was talking to my granddaughter about why she kept waking up last night. She said several times, "I had to." You know me, I probed deeper, she said she had a dream. I don't even know if two year olds know what a dream is. I asked her if she dreamt about Jesus. Her eyes lit up, she said, "Yes!" I asked her, "What did He say to you?" She answered so sweetly. She smiled and said, "I love you." Of course, my delight was genuine, "He said He loves you?!" She nodded and her eyes got all shiny. When her mom got back, I told her about our exchange. She said, "You know where she got that? From her Peek-A-Boo Jesus book. In the story He tells her 'I love you.' It’s her favorite book.”
She knows Jesus loves her! I was 24 years old before I believed that!
Jesus loves me, this I know!