Jesus Love Us

statue of Jesus with childrenLast month Pilot and I returned to our monthly ministry of assisting with church service at a local assisted-living facility. He leads singing. I give a devotion. Because of COVID shutdowns over the past year and a half, we’ve not been able to be there.

What a joy to be back with these dear saints in the Lord. Mixed with the joy, is the sadness that comes with knowing some of our sweet friends are now at home with the Lord.

Usually, near the end of our time together, Pilot asks if anyone has a song they’d like to sing. 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 a song some learned as children close to a century ago.

But the biggest thing about their singing is this: some 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 also told 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, their worth is beyond measure. They are valuable. And although some may now have child-like minds, they are more than welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen?

Was Jesus Loves Me one of the songs you learned as a child?

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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 love 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!

He will stay

Close beside me all the way.

Thou hast bled and died for me;

I will henceforth live for Thee.

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

–Anna B. Warner, 1820 -1915

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4 thoughts on “Jesus Love Us

  1. What a wonderful ministry you and Pilot do for the seniors. Know they missed you during the quarantine. You bring sunshine to their day and joy to their hearts.


  2. Sandy, I love this one! My mother had dementia the last few years of her life and at times did not know if I was her daughter or her sister. But she could still, almost until the very end, sit down at the piano and play & sing SO many hymns from memory, never missing a word or a note. It was so comforting and calming for her, and to all who loved her. She passed away 25 years ago, and since then we know how much music therapy is being used in dementia, and in cases of traumatic memory loss following accidents, etc. Thanks be to God for his gracious gift of music!♥️


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