If you’ve been to just about any Chistian church for any regular period of time, or have taken your child to Sunday School, you are likely to have heard the song “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…” It is easy to figure out that this quote is not in the Bible due to its modern day rhyme. However, it has become the iconic children’s song when it comes to the love of Jesus.
The song Jesus Loves Me was not originally writen as a song. It was written as a poem, but not in a book of poetry. It actually comes from a 19th century novel written by Anna Bartlett Warner. This is much more than a kid’s Sunday School song, it is the Gospel in simplicity.
This is a great Bible quote from a verse in the New Testament.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear. – 1 John 4:18 NKJV
If we love each other, as Jesus loves us, we could be ourselves without fear. We could express ourselves without fear. We could live our lives with an abiding sense of acceptance and security.
A common phrase for those who are friends during the good times is “fair weather friend”. I am sure we have all experienced fair weather friends during the course of our lives, especially if you have attained some new possession, wealth, popularity or a position of authority or influence. “Wow, I have so many friends!” But then what happens when you make a mistake, get into trouble, or lose your possessions and/or status? The way of the world is to befriend those who can help you, but this is not the Biblical nature of friendship.