This I Know..It is really That Simple


It is really this simple.

“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.”

This was originally a poem written by Anna Bartlett Warner in 1860. And it was actually published in a work of fiction about a dying child. This book was written by her sister Susan. It had music added to it by William Bradbury along with the chorus in 1862.

We wonder what to teach our children. Sometimes we may try and teach them too much. At least I think that might have been my experience when raising the boys. I say that because often I would hear, “I am not perfect Mom.”

I never asked for perfection. But evidently they thought I did. We had a lot of spiritual rules and expectations. Please hear me say this….rules are necessary when children are growing up…behavioral expectations. But I have to wonder in hindsight if I taught them more about the love of God, some of these behaviors would have just been a by product of their understanding. But I was so legalistic, this is all we really knew to teach.

This simple song has been on my heart today. It is a truth that even as adults some have a hard time accepting. But it is theologically sound friends!

Scripture tells me over and over how much He loves me. There are many more than these obviously.


Matthew 19:14 “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-11 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.’”

Dare I say if we learn ourselves and teach our children this truth…the rest will fall into place? We will always struggle because we battle the unredeemed flesh…but once we accept Christ, we indeed are new creatures.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

It is really that simple.

~Be Blessed

isaiah 55-8-92


*google image,, NIV Bible, personal images

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