“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” Jeremiah 1:5
We’re all familiar with the children’s song “Jesus loves me, this I know”. It was sung to me as a child and I sang it to my sons. The proof of His limitless love for us was demonstrated through His death on the cross. And, the power of His prevailing love for us was exhibited when He rose from the grave to defeat death once and for all.
Last week, I read a bumper sticker that said, “Jesus Knows Me – This I Love”. I immediately thought of the children’s song. But, as I read it – I actually absorbed the meaning of the words –– Jesus Knows ME!
I pondered this beautiful and comforting truth. Jesus knew us before we were formed in our mother’s womb and He thought of every detail as we were being created. King David expressed it beautifully in Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
The Bible also tells us that He knows our name. Jesus said, “Peter, I have prayed for you.” Notice that He called Peter by name. He not only knows our name, He knows our need. He knows our weaknesses too and He is able to sympathize with our weaknesses because, in every way, He was tempted just as we are, yet He remained without sin (Hebrews 4:15).
Jesus also knows the longings of my heart. He knows where I am every minute of the day. He knows my works (Rev 2:2). He knows me better than I know myself.
For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.”
1 John 3:20
What greater love and assurance can we have knowing that Jesus loves us and knows us?
Jesus loves me, this I know –– Jesus KNOWS me, this I Love! For the Bible tells me so.