Sunday Scriptures — Yes Jesus Loves Us

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Once a month Pilot and I assist with worship service held at a local assisted-living facility. He leads singing. I give a devotion. Near the end of our time together, Pilot asks for requests. One song I suggest we sing is Jesus Loves Me.

It warms my heart and makes my eyes misty to hear these beloved souls sing with all they have in them the words to this song many of them learned as children seventy-five, or more, years ago. But the biggest thing about their singing is this: many of those in attendance reside in the Memory Care Unit of the facility. They may not remember many things, but they remember Jesus loves them.

Jesus tells us we are to humble ourselves and become like little children before him. We are to welcome children because when we do, we welcome Jesus.

Some may look at the group of senior adults who assemble in our little worship service and dismiss their worth or their value. But I’m here to tell you, although some may now have child-like minds, they are more than welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen?

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About that time the disciples came to Jesus to ask which of them would be greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven!

Jesus called a small child over to him and set the little fellow down among them, and said, “Unless you turn to God from your sins and become as little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore anyone who humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And any of you who welcomes a little child like this because you are mine is welcoming me and caring for me. But if any of you causes one of these little ones who trusts in me to lose his faith, it would be better for you to have a rock tied to your neck and be thrown into the sea. Matthew 18:1-6 (TLB)

 

Jesus loves me!
This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak but He is strong.

Jesus loves me! Loves me still,

Tho I’m very weak and ill,

That I might from sin be free

Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus loves me!
He will stay
Close beside me all the way.
Thou hast bled and died for me;
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Chorus:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

–Anna B. Warner, 1820 -1915

I wish you well.

Sandy

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Scriptures — Yes Jesus Loves Us

  1. I really loved this message….. so true, so true.
    Which local facility? If you ever need another voice, let me know! As I was able to be part of the “Notables” group, we often sang at similar locations. It was really rewarding to see that love of Jesus that the residents remembered and enjoyed.

    Glad to get your posts again!

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