He Loves Me! He Loves Me!

Daisy flowers

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.  I’ve called you by name.  You’re Mine.  When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.  When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.  When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end – Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior.  I paid a huge price for you:…That’s how much you mean to Me!  That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.”   Isaiah 43:2-4

Have you ever sat thinking about the one you love and, perhaps while you were dating, wondering if they really loved you?  We’ve all seen it before.  The young girl holding the beautiful flower, plucking one petal at a time, saying, “he loves me, he loves me not”.
As I read these verses in Isaiah chapter forty-three, I found myself reflecting on the reality of God’s love for me.  Besides John 3:16, which clearly tells us how much Jesus loves us, these verses are screaming of His deep love for us.  Word after word, it says to my heart, “He loves me, He loves me, He loves me”.  Read over it again.  It says, “He is our personal God, our Savior”.  He paid a huge price for us.  Why would He do that, we might ask.  His word clearly replies, “that’s how much we mean to Him”.  “That’s how much He loves us!”
Do you remember the song Jesus, Loves Me?  Most of us probably learned this as a child and could still sing it today.  For most of us, it’s probably been a long time since we found ourselves singing this sweet melody, but I am grateful for the reality that we can never outgrow the love of Jesus.  If anything, this precious song that we learned as a child should be even more meaningful to our hearts as adults, as we grow in the understanding of the incredible depth of His love for us. Take a moment to sing this song, and allow God to whisper to your heart through each phrase, “I love you, I love you, I love you”!

Jesus loves me this I know

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

I am so grateful that He loves us. He doesn’t just tell us in His Word, but He showed us with His life that He deeply loves us. May we be mindful and experience the breadth, test its length, plumb the depths, and rise to the heights of His love for us (Eph. 3:19).  Rejoice and rest in the reality that nothing can separate you from His love.

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