As we raise children in the Christian faith, a common theme resounds in how we teach them about the love of God and their relationship with Jesus. One of the most popular children’s song heard in churches and homes is Jesus Loves Me (this I know for the Bible tells me so). As children, the world can be a scary place, and we work hard to reassure them that they are truly loved.
“Jesus loves the little children.” – Bible or Not?
While this popular church phrase is based upon Biblical principles, it is not in the Bible – it’s a children’s song. Here are the full lyrics to the song, and below is some history about its origins and of course a Bible reference…
In the Bible Jesus states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”, in John 14:6. He also states in John8:12, “I am the light of the world”. John further writes, arguably one of his most notable Bible verses, in 1 John 4:8, “God is love”. So today’s quote is perfectly in line with the Bible, or is it Not?
“God is life, truth, light. He is love.” – Bible or Not?
From a Christian perspective today’s quote is true and Biblical – yes God is life, yes God is truth, yes God is light and yes God is love. We see Him as the creator of the universe and the giver of life. We recognize Him as one and only true God, full of grace and truth. We do believe that Jesus is the Light of the world, that “in Him was life and the life was the light of men”. And lastly…
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, the day when couples celebrate their love for each other, the day when children exchange “Valentines” with each other in school, and everyone talks about love. Expressing your love for another is wonderful, yet in the world we live in it seems that the expression of love can be a bit backwards. How often is loved described by what a person does for us, how they make us feel, how they make our lives better? Biblical love is not about getting, it’s about giving, and it’s about giving without the need of getting in return.
The Bible tells us that…