(Here is another post from Kelly Marcum)
“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.”
The most basic principle for all believers is that Jesus loves you. As children we learn that Jesus will always care for us, the little ones. We learn that Jesus has a special place in his heart for those little ones. But it wasn’t until I was much older I understood why they seemed to be so special to him.
You can find the story about the little Children and Jesus in Luke 10:15-17, Matthew 10:13-15 and Mark 10:13-16. In Luke 10:15-17, it states, “People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”
Children are the most innocent of creatures on this earth. Jesus knew this. The children bring hope for a better tomorrow. Children are moldable, and their actions are normally learned behavior. Many times, it is not at fault of their own because they do become a product of their environment.
As the song states, the children are weak, but Jesus is strong and not matter what else may happen in this world, He loves me because the bible tells me so.
There is a time when a child moves into an adult. As an adult, we start making our own choices and more forward with how we were raised or change the path that is before us. Those raised in the church may fall away to try and find themselves, others may turn to the church to help give them hope. No matter how you become a believer in Jesus Christ, we are told in 1 Peter 2:1-3 to “rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander. Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvations, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
When you follow God’s will, you get baptized and we all become infants or children once again. We move through the world searching and looking for understanding and explanations. We even stumble and fall short of the Glory of God. But since we are infants or children once again and strive to stay close to our Father in Heaven, he loves us so. We belong to him and no matter how weak we may become, he is strong and will help us pull through. Why, because that is his teaching and the bible tells me so. Luke 10:17 tells us we need to receive the kingdom of God like a child because we are not perfect, do not know everything and are constantly growing.