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Saturday, February 16, 2008

He Loves Me! He Loves Me!

“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 unmistakably 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!

Lord, thank you that you love us. Thank you that you not only tell us in your Word, but you have shown us with your life that you deeply love us. Help me to be mindful of your love and may I experience the breadth, test its length, plumb the depths, and rise to the heights of your love for me (Eph. 3:19). Thank you that nothing can separate me from your love.

In Him

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Blogger Mob said...

Thanks, tammy for a reminder of His love. I guess its the human side of me that feels like I let Him down sometimes and then He loves me less. Its not true.

February 15, 2008 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Praise God for His precious love.

February 16, 2008 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm so glad for his love letter to us, so that when we need reminded, we know right where to go to see his love affirmed one more time. I never grow tired of hearing it; I never grow tired of wondering at it. Loved this post.

February 16, 2008 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

Thank you for this post. We just sang Jesus Loves Me in Sunday School last Sunday....all the verses....makes me fill up everytime I sing it. What a great reminder. Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

February 16, 2008 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger lori said...

Tammy that was beautiful..
it's something we need to hear over and over...affirmed, that THAT love will NEVER leave us, NEVER tire, NEVER fall asleep....
simply beautifully put!

February 16, 2008 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Mocha with Linda said...

Wonderful post.

Wondrous truth.

February 16, 2008 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Christie@tisbutaseason said...

Isn't He awesome? How great is it that He chose to love crazy lil' me?!

Thanks for sharing the scripture - one I will definitely be hanging on to!

February 16, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger windycindy said...

We are all fragile humans! The only real love is God's. It never leaves you. Thanks,Cindi

February 16, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Amy B said...

What a great reminder! His love for us is so much greater than anything we could ever fathom. It is so wonderful to know that!

Great post!

February 16, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Wife said...

i'm like mob - struggling with thinking God's favor is dependent upon whether I'm walking in the Spirit or flesh. It's mindboggling to think His love never varies..

Thanks for the reminder today. :)


February 16, 2008 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Praise and Coffee said...

Thanks! I'm encouraged by your reminder to me!!


February 19, 2008 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Tammy~ "When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you."---I've been in over my head more times than I can count! What a great post! What a blessing!

February 19, 2008 at 3:21 PM  

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