At this time of monotonous uncertainty as I practise physical distancing I find that childhood hymns come to mind bringing some comfort and re-assurance. Maybe you remember this one.
Jesus loves me! This I know,/For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,/They are weak, but He is strong.
Chorus: Yes, Jesus loves me, (2x)/ The Bible tells me so. And there are three more verses.
There is a story behind the Hymn. It was composed by the Warner sisters whose family fortune had vanished in the Panic of 1837. In order to augment the family’s income they began literary careers. One of their most popular novels, Say and Seal, was about a little boy who was dying. To comfort him, his Sunday School teacher rocks him in his arms and gently sings, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so...” This poem had been composed by Anna Warner in 1859 during a very difficult financial time. She shared with a friend that it arose while looking at a tiny seashell that was so delicate it looked like lace, and realizing “if God could make the beautiful home for a little creature, He would take care of me too.”
I pray that in times of stress and uncertainty you may find comfort in the Hymn, Jesus Loves Me.
Bible Reading: John 3:16