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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

by Dr. Zelda Robinson on March 22, 2022


“Jesus Loves Me”, is a familiar and well-known hymn. It was written by a woman named Anna Barlett Warner 1860. It was originally written as a poem in the novel, “Say and Seal,” written by her older sister, Susan Warner. Anna authored several books and poems. Her poems were set to music as hymns and songs for children.

It is said that Ms. Warner wrote the words to this hymn, a poem at the time, in response to her sister Susan’s request. In her novel, Susan Warner, tells the story of a Sunday School teacher who goes to visit a critically ill student of his. The boy is dying and Mr. Linden, the teacher, attempts to comfort the boy by reminds him of the love of the Savior. Susan Warner wanted the teacher to sing a song learned in Sunday School. Soliciting her help, Anna pens the words to “Jesus Loves Me.” The hymn has become one of the greatest hymns ever. 


“Jesus Loves Me,” is a simple text, but it packs a powerful message. It proclaims a wonderful truth that is confirmed by the trustworthy word of God. How can we be certain Jesus loves us? The bible tells us so! Throughout the bible, God’s love for us is demonstrated. He loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us. Jesus is the manifestation of God’s love and He proved it by the things He did.

Jesus is the epitome of love. The apostle Paul reminds us that God demonstrated His love towards us, that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Now, that’s love in action. Jesus chose to die, to pay the penalty for a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay. He left His throne in glory to come to redeem man back to God. Now, that’s love! It is not a feeling, it’s a choice, genuine and intentional.


Every time we read the bible and the stories of Jesus’ life, we are afforded the privilege of learning how Jesus’ life is more than mere words. Apostle Paul drives home this point in his description of love: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

With arms wide open, for us, extended the width of the cross, Jesus was nailed to that cross, proving how much He loved us. He did not just talk about love, He showed it.

How do we know Jesus loves us? The bible tells us so.

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 for the Bible tells me so.

Jesus love 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. Tho’ I’m very weak and ill;
That I might from sin be free Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus loves me! He will stay close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me’ I will henceforth live for Thee.

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