Thursday, June 10, 2010

Do You Know You Are Really Loved By God?

I (probably like many of you) have often sung the children's song, "Jesus loves me this I know...." The other day I was singing it to my little grandson before his nap. But as I was singing it to him, the words hit me in a fresh way - Do I really know and live like I am loved by Jesus? Do I allow that truth to sink into my deepest thoughts?

Not long ago my son-in-law had to go away on an overnight trip. The next morning - when he was not there for breakfast - my sweet 5-year-old grand daughter was distressed to the point of tears. She loves eating breakfast with her daddy each morning - and in her mind it's supposed to be that way every day. His absence at the kitchen table prompted her to write him a note. It was a very tender note expressing her love for her dad. There was one sentence she wrote, however, that especially caught my attention, "And I know you love me, too."

Wow, I believe that sentence is powerful. Here's a little girl that truly knows her father loves her! I wonder what great impact that knowledge of being loved by her dad will have on her now and in the future? I wonder if she will feel like a woman of worth as she matures? Will her dad's secure love have a bearing on how she feels loved by God? I believe so.

Take a moment, if you will, and say to the Lord, "Father, I know you love me." Those may be hard words for some to say, but it's true - the Father loves you and He wants you to know it and believe it. "What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it - we're called children of God! That's who we really are" 1 John 3:1 (The Message).
"And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is" Ephesians 3:18 NLT.
"Jesus loves me this I know."


  1. Amen, Marilyn, Amen!
    I always appreciate your blog posts. And, although I finished it long ago, Shame Lifter still rests on my nightstand. Thank you for sharing your journey...your story continues to bless, encourage, and inspire me!
    Will you be speaking in West Michigan this season??
    Enjoy your summer! Blessings to you and your family!
    Cindy Bultema

  2. Marilyn - WOW! You read my post on TT! :-)

    I have been writing about your book on my family blog for weeks and hoping to do a give-away because I agree with you that the CHURCH needs to read your book. I would love to touch base privately - here is my email I look forward to hearing from you!

    God bless you and I pray to hug you in person one day. Your book has challenged me in every way I hoped it would! Not to mention showed me the way to God's hope for all of us - healing!

    Lots of love in Christ,