For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

I've had a lot of nightmares since my husband died.  Most of them are about him.  In some, ones I can't even call nightmares, we are doing things together, the nightmare comes when I wake up and realize it was just a dream.

On others, like the one I had last night, we are together and we both know he is dying.  There are a lot of tears and hugs.  We both know the inevitable will come soon.  I wake with my heart pounding.  It's like experiencing his death all over again.

This morning, when I awoke, it still seemed so vivid: the pain we were experiencing, the sense of impending loss.  I didn't know how to handle it.

Then, a song came to mind.

Such a simple song.

I sang quielty under my breath …

"Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so …"

When I had finished the song, I repeated it.  Over and over, until the awful feelings were gone, replaced by a sense of calm.

I got to thinking.  Such a simple truth to tell myself - yet what power was in those words.

No matter what happens in my life, no matter what I face, those simple words will be true.

"Jesus loves me …"

And it means the world.

Father God, thank you for your never-ending love.  Help us to rest in it when everything else is falling apart around us.  I pray that each reader know, deep within their hearts that they are loved beyond measure and it is with Him that we belong. Amen and amen

 For my email friends  "Jesus Loves Me" 


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