This I Know

30 05 2014

I was doing some research about the history of a famous children’s song when I came across the following story. It touches my heart and challenges my faith.


“When Mao Tse Tung founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Christian church was severely persecuted, with little information coming to the outside world. In 1972 some Americans received an unusual message from China–that the “This I know” people were well! The Chinese authorities thought the message nonsensical, so they let it through. The Americans clearly understood the reference to Anna Warner’s simple hymn—‘Jesus Loves Me.’” (D. Severance, Ph.D.,


Jesus Loves Me is a staple in children’s Bible classes, but its message is ageless and timeless. It speaks a truth that is always fresh, relevant, and answers our hearts deepest need.


Sing with me:

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.


My Jesus Resolution today is to be a This I Know person. More than knowing the song, however, I want to learn how to live as a This I Know person. The world will do its best to poke holes in this one single truth. Yet knowing, really knowing, that Jesus loves me is the one thing that will help me stand up against anything life throws my way. I want Christ’s love to be so real, so defining, and so foundational in my life that it radiates out for everyone to see. I want people to look at me and know that I know Jesus.




One response

5 06 2014

Thank you! Yes, HE does!

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