Today I sang Jesus Loves Me to my smallest. It was nap time and I was rocking and she was sleepy and I was worn out and she was fussing and I was fed up. She didn’t like my singing at first, but I kept on going until she quieted down and started to doze in my arms.
Then I kept singing. I couldn’t help it. I sang the familiar words and had to choke back the emotion. Sometimes the simplest of phrases can turn you inside out. Holding on for dear life is what I’ve been doing today and to simply say the words “Jesus loves me” was healing.
But the power isn’t in the words; it’s in the truth. It. Is. True. Jesus loves me. Many of us know it but we forget it.
He loves me. When I feel unlovable. He loves me when I am impossible. He loves me when I can’t love in return. He loves me when I feel abandoned. He loves me when I feel alone.
And alone I have felt today. Today, I could happily list off the people who love me dearly but when I looked around they weren’t there. Of course, they couldn’t be; they all have good reasons. But, nevertheless, I felt the unsettling feeling of being lonesome. Alone in a sea of people. Alone with two small humans who never leave me alone.
But when I sang the words “Jesus loves me” I believed it. I believe it.
And even if I couldn’t list off all the people that love me, even if no one in the world really did, He would. HE would love me. He does.
He loves me…even when I feel unlovable.
He loves me…even when I am lonely.
He loves me…even when I don’t feel it.
He loves me…even when I am worn out and fed up.
He loves me. Period. The end.
If you feel worn out, fed up, unloved, and alone sing it with me…
Jesus loves me, this I know!
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