Yes, Jesus Loves Me!


“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us” (1 John 4:16).

One of the most well known children’s songs is also one of the greatest truths in the universe.

The Bible tells us so.

There is nothing in me—that I can see—that would cause the love of Christ to flood upon me. Only grace. A gracious Christ is the explanation for a sinner’s salvation (Eph. 2:1-8).

Yes! Jesus loves me.

  • Jesus loves the messed up and failing me.
  • Jesus loves the faithless me.
  • Jesus loves the ridiculous me.
  • Jesus loves me at my most sinful.
  • Jesus loves me and is changing me.
  • Jesus loves me and will never cast me off.
  • Jesus loves me—despite knowing everything about me.
  • Jesus loves me—and it’s not because I loved him first.
  • Jesus loved me before the foundation of the world.
  • Jesus loves me—he doesn’t just tolerate me.
  • Jesus loves me as a brother, a friend.
  • Jesus loves me—he died for my sins.
  • Jesus loves me, and the Bible tells me so.

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20).

“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25).

“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood” (Rev. 1:5).

No matter what my brain says, the Bible tells me so. No matter what the satanic forces scream, there is a Galilean voice that screams louder, “It is finished!”

When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
’Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me.

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Yes, how marvelous! How wonderful!

“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:9–10).


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