On this Valentine’s Day, amidst the flurry of romantic gestures and sweet sentiments, it’s worth pausing to reflect on a different kind of love—the unwavering, unconditional love symbolized by the timeless song Jesus Loves Me.

Written in the 19th century, Jesus Loves Me has humble origins. Its lyrics were penned by Anna Bartlett Warner, who composed the poem as a comforting message for her sister Susan’s sickly son. Later, William Batchelder Bradbury, a prominent composer of hymns, set the words to music. Since then, this simple yet profound melody has become a cherished staple in Christian worship around the world.

While Jesus Loves Me may seem like a children’s song, its message resonates deeply with people of all ages. At its core, the song encapsulates the fundamental truth of Christianity—that amidst life’s trials and tribulations, there exists a love that never wavers nor fades. It speaks to the longing of the human heart for a love that transcends the fleeting nature of earthly relationships.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus declares, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13, NIV). This sacrificial love is the essence of Valentine’s Day—a day dedicated to celebrating love in its purest form. While chocolates and roses may bring temporary happiness, the love of Christ offers lasting fulfillment and eternal significance.

As we commemorate Valentine’s Day, let us remember the enduring message of Jesus Loves Me. Whether single or coupled, may we find solace in the arms of the One who loved us before we knew love, and may His love inspire us to love others selflessly and unconditionally. For in the words of 1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

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