Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jesus loves me

I have often found it curious, and indeed amusing, that the writer of the Book of John (John, of course) makes repeated reference to "the disciple whom Jesus loved", a not so veiled reference to... you guessed it... John himself. (See John 13:23, 19:26, 21:7 and 21:20).

But it is neither juvenile nor conceit for one to declare: "Jesus loves me”. It is simply the truth,… a truth that Jesus desires us to comprehend and celebrate. Jesus' love reveals a most essential fact about Jesus, not me. Because His love is unearned and undeserved, we need not be reserved or modest in boasting of it.