I love it when the songs we sing on Sunday stay with me throughout the week! It isn’t always the ones you’d expect, either.

This past Sunday, our worship time started off with a wonderful xylophone solo by one of our worship pastors. He started off with a very simple version of “Jesus Loves Me” and gradually transformed the notes into a fabulous rendition of “Amazing Grace” that held our congregation quietly spellbound.

As I listened to this talented musician share his gifts with us before God I couldn’t help but think about these two songs and know that they were played in the perfect order.  Jesus DOES love me (and YOU!) and we need to know and experience that love before we can ever hope to grasp the amazing grace that He also came to provide for us.

 “For God loved the world in this way. He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16 (HCSB)

It isn’t complicated.  Jesus loves you.  He loves you so much that He left all of heaven behind to tell you so and make it possible for you to spend all of eternity with Him.  It wasn’t convenient or comfortable.  It also wasn’t optional.  It was necessary.  We have no other hope for grace…oh, that amazing grace.

Jesus loves me, this I know.  For the Bible tells me so…


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