When did we lose this concept? This simple song and that catchy tune was something we sang in Sunday School as kids, or maybe it was just something that we have just heard at some point in our lives. Either way it is simple yet beautiful because it captures the Gospel in such a wonderful way. “Jesus loves me this I know. for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.”
Yet somewhere along the way for many of us, things have changed along the way. Like the snake did for Eve in the Garden, doubt has been planted in our lives and has begun to corrupt for us the beautiful meaning of these simple words. You see the snake didn’t convince Eve to eat the fruit, rather the snake planted doubt in Eve’s mind that God was not looking out for her best interest. From there she bit the fruit in order to be self-sufficient from God, because in her mind God wasn’t looking out for her any longer. She bought the lie that God really didn’t love her the way He said He did.
Many of us have had doubt overshadow that simple truth in our lives that Jesus really does love us, and that He loves us unconditionally. Many of us have begun to think that God really isn’t looking out for what’s best for us. But take heart and hear this… “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39
Have hope in the love of Christ. Don’t lose that childlike faith. Let us not be like Eve and buy the lie, and may we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus loves us… because He really does!