Jesus Loves Me

By: Bill Bratt 

There is a song that most of us learned as little children titled: "Jesus Loves Me."

The following information is from Wikipedia, (

""Jesus Loves Me" is a Christian hymn written by Anna Bartlett Warner (1827–1915). The lyrics first appeared as a poem in the context of an 1860 novel called ‘Say and Seal,’ written by her older sister Susan Warner (1819–1885), in which the words were spoken as a comforting poem to a dying child. The tune was added in 1862 by William Batchelder Bradbury (1816–1868). Along with his tune, Bradbury added his own chorus "Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus Loves me..." After publication as a song it became one of the most popular Christian hymns in churches around the world, especially among children."

Hymn by: William Batchelder Bradbury

"Jesus loves me—this I know, For the Bible tells me so;

Little ones to Him belong— They are weak, but He is strong.


Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me—He who died Heaven’s gate to open wide;

He will wash away my sin, Let His little child come in.


Jesus loves me—loves me still, Though I’m very weak and ill;

From His shining throne on high Comes to watch me where I lie.


Jesus loves me—He will stay Close beside me all the way,

Then His little child will take Up to Heaven for His dear sake."

As a Christian we all know that Jesus loves us, so now lets take a look in the Bible and see.

Let’s start by looking at the most popular verse in the Bible: John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

We all know that God loves us and He was willing to give His only begotten Son so that we could have eternal life. Obviously Jesus had to be willing to do this. This meant that Jesus, who was a member of the God family, had to give up His divinity (Philippians 2:7) to become a flesh and blood man and to suffer, be crucified, and die so that His blood would cover all of the sins of mankind (1 John 1:7). This was a great sacrifice for Jesus.

Let’s notice what Jesus said in John 15 verse 13, ""Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."

The sacrifice of Jesus shows us that He loves us by His example.

In the book of John, chapters 13 through 17, focuses on Jesus’ last Passover that He spent with His disciples, and He gets into some very serious discussions with them.

In John 14 verse 2, Jesus says, "In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. {3} "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

Notice that Jesus wants His disciples to be with Him. Obviously later, after He returns at the first resurrection, there will be a wedding feast where He will marry His Bride, His disciples, the 144,000 (Revelation 14:1-5).

Let’s continue in John 14 verse 21, where Jesus says, ""He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.""

Here we see where Jesus says that He loves me, and you, IF we keep His Commandments. Interesting. This is a conditional statement. If we keep His Commandments, then He will love us.

Let’s continue in John 15 verse 9, Jesus says, ""As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. {10} "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. {11} "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. {12} "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

Here Jesus gives us another conditional statement, that we must love one another, as He loves us. We must love the brethren in Christ.

We have seen from the Scriptures where Jesus loves us. What did Jesus say about us loving Him?

In John 14 verse 15, Jesus says, "If you love Me, keep My commandments."

In Conclusion: I have seen from the Scriptures where Jesus Loves Me, and He also loves you, but it seems that there are some conditions. We must keep His Commandments and we must love one another. There is a reward for us if we love Jesus and keep His Commandments.

The apostle Paul tells us what our reward is in 1 Thessalonians 4 verse 16, "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. {17} Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord."

Our reward is that we will be resurrected to eternal life and be forever with the Lord.

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