JESUS KNOWS ME

“Jesus knows me – This I love!”

My friend Lisa shared this twist on the old favorite song, “Jesus Loves Me.” She saw it on a plaque in a friend’s home. A few keystrokes later (Google Search is a writer’s best friend) I learned that the phrase is actually the title of a children’s song written by Raymond Elliot. It was recorded by Kidz/Daywind Music Group.

Jesus knows ME – and He knows YOU. Amazing. He knows our name and everything about us! Here are a few of the things He knows:

  • He created us and knew us before we were born and He knows the number of days we will live. Psalm 139:13, 15-16 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written for me before one of them came to be.”
  • He knows when we sit down, when we stand up, when we lay down, all of our coming and going, our thoughts and all of our ways! Psalm 139:1-3 says, “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.”
  • Sometimes I am surprised by the words that come out of my mouth, but Jesus knows my words before they are ever uttered. Psalm 139:4 tells us, “Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.”
  • According to Matthew 10:30, Jesus even knows the answer to the trivia question, “How many hairs are there on Kathy’s head?” My hairdresser Kay has cut my hair for the past 35 years, but she probably wouldn’t even venture a guess as to the exact number of hairs on my noggin.
  • Jesus, the Living Word of God, discerns our thoughts and the attitudes of our hearts. Hebrews 4:13 says, Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

Point made: Jesus knows us. He really knows us.

As intriguing as it may be to think of all that Jesus knows about us, what I find most amazing is that, in spite of what He knows – He loves us! He really loves us!

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 NIV). Jesus loves us, in spite of ourselves – not because of whom or what we are.

My friend Barb used to say, “We are all turkeys saved by grace!”  Jesus knows that, too. “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:13-14 NIV).

Jesus knows us – and incredibly – Jesus loves us!

My prayer for you today is borrowed from the Apostle Paul:

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ my dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:14-19 NIV).

Jesus loves us – this we know!

1 Comment

  1. Carol Mashburn
    Nov 8, 2011

    Best birthday present I’ve had all day. To be reminded on my birthday that He knew me in the womb is mind boggling. He really, really loves me! Thanks Kathy for putting words to paper that are so spirit-filled, annointed and hit home every time. You are truly a blessing.

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