JESUS LOVES ME

Saturday, December 04, 2010

"Jesus loves me this I know."

I am loved by God and His Son Jesus---one and the same.

John Ortberg in his book, Love Beyond Reason tells the story of a father with an out-of-control two-year-old walking through a grocery store, repeating in a calm voice, "It's okay, Danny. You can do this, Danny. We're almost done, Danny."

Somebody asked him, "Is your Danny having a bad day?"

"My son's name is Nathan," the man said. "My name is Danny."

Richard Foster writes about a father with a cranky son who adopts another strategy. he scooped up his little two-year-old grumbler, held him tight to his chest, and began to sing an impromptu love song. None of the words rhymed. He sang it off-key, but as best he could, he shared his heart: "I love you. I'm so glad you're my boy. You make me laugh."

From store to store the father kept going, words not rhyming, notes off-key. His son relaxed, captivated by this strange and wonderful song.

Finally, when they had finished, the dad went to the car, buckled his son in the car seat, and his son raised his arms and lifted up his head. "Sing it to me again, Daddy. Sing it to me again."

We never tire of hearing that the Father loves us. It brings joy and peace.

Sing it to me again!

13 comments:

Joan said...

Great post, Clif. I'm reminded of the scripture in Zephaniah 3:17 "He rejoices over us with singing."

Have a blessed weekend.

Joan

Debbie said...

How precious is that? I agree with Joan's comment above. It's unbelievable that God would rejoice over me with singing but that's what the Scriptures say. :)

Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

If we listen closely, we can hear him singing. His song of love comes to us by way of a gentle rain, in a soft cool breeze on a summer's day, and through the warmth of sunshine in winter. He sings us awake in the morning with the rising of the sun and sings us a lullabye in the beauty of each sunset. Oh how He loves us!

Karen said...

I remember a hymn: Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life! Thanks for sharing this!

sarah said...

beautiful post...thank you for this reminder of how much He loves us....

Whidbey Woman said...

Clif, I enjoyed this post so much! Now I'm off to read your review of Shaun Alexander's book. He's a former Seahawk (our NFL team in the Pacific Northwest). God bless you this Advent Season, as we prepare for God's gift of love-- the birth of Jesus Christ.

micey said...

LOL... I love Danny! This is a very sweet analogy. Thanks!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful post. Yes, it is so good to know he loves even me.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

When ever I sing this song to my grandchildren their little heads lay on my shoulder with a feeling of peace. They never tire of hearing this song.
God Bless,
Ginger

Mevely317 said...

What a day-brightener you've just provided! Thank you, Clif!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a wonderful and touching post, Clif! To think He even rejoices over me! Thank you for sharing.

Christmas Blessings,
Sandi

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for caregivers and grandparents said...

LOL - Love that first story. And the second is so adorable! What a great grandpa story! Thank you for putting a smile on my face at these sweet stories AND the wonderful reminder of God's overwhelming love for us! Christmas blessings! :)

Donnie said...

That was so sweet. A lesson for us all. Have a blessed week.