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Meditations

Join us as we journey through the 2022 Lenten Season. Between March 2nd and April 17th, we will Fast and Pray every Wednesday. The fasting period will begin at 12 am and end at 6 pm. During this period we will collectively pray at 6 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm using the morning conference line (518-351-9376). You may only consume water or 100% juice during this period. Note: If you take medication and require food, please eat a light meal if possible. We will not be fasting Thursdays through Tuesdays, but we will still collectively pray at 6 am. We encourage you to give up something as a sacrifice to God during this journey. Mediations will be posted daily to our website and FaceBook page. When you feel like giving up, think of Jesus' sacrifice for us, and let that be your motivation through this period.

“Jesus Loves Me” by Anna Barlett Warner (con’td)

by Dr. Zelda Robinson on March 23, 2022
There was another point I would like to address from yesterday’s hymn. It comes from the second line in the first stanza, “Little ones to Him belong…” I refer to the book that inspired our Lenten focus, “Unrevealed Until Its Season,” by James C. Howell. In his book, Mr. Howell focuses on the love of Jesus to the “little ones that belong to Him.”

Jesus calls all of us to be as the little ones. He welcomed the children when others thought they should be silenced and overlooked. Speaking to His disciples, Jesus teaches us what our attitudes must be when we approach God. We must change and take on the attitude of children, not being immature, but instead being dependent on Him.


Mr. Howell states, “Children are dependent, and they know it.” They trust. They have more questions than answers. They cannot keep secrets. They still dream, they notice the ‘little’ things. Their calendars are not full, and they are not in a hurry. This reminds me of the innocence of believing what our parents tell us, trusting unconditionally.

Another thought the book brings out pertains to Jesus’ remarks about how we care for “the least of these.” How we treat the “least of these,” represents how we treat Jesus himself. “Little ones to Him belong…” refers to those who the world overlooks and considers insignificant.


Jesus loves! That includes those we consider “the least of them,” as well as those we consider to be important. He set the example of what love is and how we can demonstrate our love towards Him. No matter where we are in life today, we all are or have been, “the least of them.” It is only by the grace of God that we can demonstrate Godly love to others.

Yes, Jesus loves us, and we must love others. Little ones to Him belong!
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25: 34-40

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