Jesus loves me


For Easter my mom (aka Mimi) sent Wilder a yellow duck and a Jesus Loves Me book. The text is the well known song with a few new verses I didn’t know.
As I opened the package Wilder was super excited (the sound of tearing tape is apparently a climatic affair for an almost six month old). On the inside of the book my mom wrote (as she always does) a little note. It says that before we know it Wilder will understand the words of the book.
I teared up. Not because he’ll understand how to read but because he’ll understand that Jesus loves him. The idea that he will someday understand what our savior did … It’s my hope and prayer (and was before he was ever born). I pray Wilder will live a life that reflects how much he truly understands that Jesus loves us. It’s something I’ve failed at more times than I care to admit. If I never forgot Christ’s love for us, I can’t imagine the joys and victories I could have had. But part of remembering is knowing we are free from guilt. Free from shame. Free from the bondage of our pasts. Our sins. I pray that Wilder sooner rather than later full grasps this and never lets it go. That he will celebrate Easter after Easter with absolute joy and the peace in any circumstance that comes only from the love of Jesus.


About Amanda Jean Elliott

I am a joyful believer in Jesus Christ, a mother, a sister, a writer, a maker of gluten free roux and a style editor. I love my son Wilder and the wild life that comes with a 4-year-old who has the energy of a pack of wolves. I also love naps (a lot). I love to cook and create my favorite dishes without gluten not because I'm trendy and anti-gluten so much as it makes me feel like I've been run over by a pack of wolves. I teach 5th and 6th grade girls Sunday School and have a classroom of the greatest girls I could imagine. Girls who often teach me more than I teach them. I believe these girls and many others are the spark to start a fire for The Lord the likes of which this world has never seen. I see more and more girls learning about more than just who God is ... but, learning about who God says THEY are. It is my prayer for every woman to know without doubt that we have a good good Father in heaven and whatever is not right on this earth, He will make right in this life or the next.
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2 Responses to Jesus loves me

  1. Erin says:

    I love the other verses to “Jesus Loves Me”, my kiddos know them now from book we have. Maybe the same one? This year has been so fun- at 4 and 6 Jack and Piper are really starting to understand the meaning of Easter. It melts my heart to be able to hear them retelling the story what Christ did for us. Love to you guys this Easter!!

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