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She was here for a few days and under the weather. It’s hard to see a toddler not feeling well. We laid down for an afternoon nap with several “stuffies”, our blankets, and our usual snuggle position.

She was quiet for a few minutes and then she asked quietly, “Mimi, sing me the Jesus song.”

I knew which one she wanted but asked to be certain, “Which one, Eliza?”

She replied, “You know, Mimi. The one that says they are weak but He is strong. I like that Jesus is strong.”

My eyes filled with tears as I began singing. I pray that she always knows how strong Jesus is and how deeply she is loved by Jesus.


I called a friend the other day, my dearest friend, recovering from knee surgery. We talked for a few minutes about her pain level and the difficult days which yet lie ahead.

I tried to reassure her Jesus was with her, yes, even in this. He would be her strength, her comfort, her friend who would be closer than a brother.

We didn’t talk long but we prayed before hanging up and then she said, “Sing me a Jesus song.”

And what can one do in times like this but sing a Jesus song. I pray that she always knows how strong Jesus is and how deeply she is loved by Jesus. With tears rolling and a voice cracked with emotion I began to sing the very same song …

“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!
The Bible tells me so.”

The significance and power of truths deeply implanted in our hearts at a young age is not lost on me. We truly need to know from young of Jesus’ deep and unwavering love for us.

There will be days throughout our lives, we will need to remember and hold onto those very same truths. When we are older, facing health challenges, and are alone, those same truths will return to bring comfort and peace to our souls.

Whether young or old, we need to simply know,
Jesus is strong and
Jesus loves us!

“Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4, NASB)

“I will be your God throughout your lifetime”” until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” (Isaiah 46:4, NLT)


“Each morning, as we face the page, we meet ourselves. The pages give us a place to vent and a place to dream.” In her post, “Small Changes to Care for Ourselves“, Lynn Simpson reminds us of the importance of caring for ourselves so we are best energized to pursue God’s calling.


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