The Song is True!
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-29
“Jesus loves me!” I essentially exclaimed one day to my now ex-husband years ago. I was delighted! I was excited! I was elated! I was shocked! I was so thankful! So surprised!
“Of course He does,” my then husband said as though how could I not have seen it before? Not known it before? Not realized it before?
“That’s what the song says,” he basically said. “”Jesus loves me, this I know,”” he said to the best of my recollection as he referred me to the well-known children’s song.
He assumed I had grown up singing – or hearing – that song like so many children do. But I hadn’t! I grew up in a reformed Jewish family that didn’t believe in God at all let alone believe the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord who died on the cross and was raised from the dead to pay our sin penalty so all who repent and believe in Him as Lord, truly devoting their lives to God and His ways, are forgiven and given an everlasting relationship with the Lord.
Oh sure, I had heard the song since I had received Christ as Lord. But the truth of the matter is it took me a long, long time after believing in Jesus to really come to know the truth about God’s love for me – and for us all. I just couldn’t comprehend God’s love.
And the truth of the matter is, as much as I know and believe and receive God’s love for me today, I still can’t comprehend the heights and depths and breadth of His love for us all.
What does this mean? There is always more of God’s love through faith in Christ to be received. To be enjoyed. To be experienced. To understand. To cry out for. To be given. To rest in. And to return to Him. And to share with others.
Are you experiencing and enjoying intimacy with Jesus day by day? Are you receiving God’s love and coming to know it more and more?
What must we do to receive His love? Turn from our sins, believe in Jesus as Lord, live according to God’s ways, and to know His love more and more, more and more deeply, more and more wonderfully, we must devote ourselves daily to spending alone time with Him, to reading the Bible, to living by the Bible, to seeking Him, praying to Him, listening to Him as His Spirit speaks to our hearts in line with His Word, praising and worshiping Him, following Him, and rejoicing in Him and His love for us and ours for Him, hallelujah, AMEN!