Simple, Profound, True

Simple enough for a child to understand, profound enough for a theologian. This 1-minute devotion explains the story behind one of the most popular Christian songs of all time. #JesusLovesMe #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

In the 1800s Anna Warner wrote a poem that her sister Susan included in one of her popular Christian novels. William Bradbury discovered the poem, added a refrain, and put it to music. 

The first two lines of the poem are perhaps the most well known of any Christian hymn: 

Jesus loves me! This I know, 
For the Bible tells me so. 

When Karl Barth, a well-known twentieth-century theologian, was asked to summarize the most profound truths from the thousands of pages of Christian theology books he'd written, he said, 

“Jesus loves me! this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” 

Easy enough for a child to understand, accurate enough for a theologian. 

May I never forget this profound, magnificent, wonderful truth: 

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so! 

"God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life." John 3:16


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Simple enough for a child to understand, profound enough for a theologian. This 1-minute devotion explains the story behind one of the most popular Christian songs of all time.


Bible Love Notes

9 comments:

  1. I just want to take a moment to tell you what a blessing your Bible love notes and 5 minute Bible studies have been to me since I found you on Pinterest. Thank you for your faithfulness in this ministry.
    Thank you, too, for reminding us of that simple truth. Jesus does love us, and we can know it because His trustworthy word, the Bible, tells us so.

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    1. Thanks, Joanie. I pray that my Bible Love Notes will continue to bless you.
      Gail : )

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    2. May God bless you abundantly for spreading the truth about God and His plans and purposes.

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  2. Knowing simply that God loves me is what keeps me going when I am worn. His unfailing love is amazing!

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  3. an old song that I used to sing years ago as a little child! still very true to this day! Amen.

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  4. This is a powerful old song as a child singing it. You knew yes Jesus loves me. This will always be true for the rest of our lives. Amen

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  5. I'm 62 years old. I have sang this song since a child. I still sing this song and it can still move me to tears for its beautiful, simple truth

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  6. Very encouraging Gail. Thank you

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