Happy Monday. “The Christ of the galaxies is the Christ of your Mondays. You have a friend in high places.” –Max Lucado
How blessed I feel I am because I was enrolled in Sunday School at a very young age, therefore, exposed to eternal truths.
When I learned at about age four that “God is love” (1 John 4:8b), it didn’t impact me greatly, except I could recite it. Wow!
The first song I remember was “Jesus loves me, this I know.” Just a happy song to sing.
However, at age nine, at the end of my pastor’s sermon, I walked the aisle of my church. Dr. D. D. Sumrall, shook my hand and welcomed me into the “family of God.” The truths I had known in my head transferred to my heart.
Years came and went; schooling, marriage, children, life! Many times the melody faded, but the truth was always there.
There have been mountain tops along the way. There have been deep valleys, but if I stopped to listen, I could hear, “God is love.” “Jesus loves me, this I know.”
I haven’t always felt lovable! You know, the times when even the dog won’t lick your hand? Maybe you are there today.
By faith, I still know “Jesus loves me.”
This weekend was a happy time as I went with my daughter Becky and son-in-law Tim to Kingston, Oklahoma for their granddaughter’s high school graduation—my great granddaughter! (How did this happen?)
I am comforted to know that as Bethany leavers her pastor daddy and her sweet mom for college, she can, along with her generation, have the same truths—simple, yet so profound.
“Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made
And every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade.
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky.”
What powerful thoughts for life.
But if I were asked, “What is the most profound truth to you?” I would have to say, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”