Soul Tattoo #1

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Every night before we put our kids to bed, we sing to them. Sometimes we sing a few songs (Brahms lullaby and twinkle twinkle little star being regular favorites), but often we sing only one. The #1, never-miss-a-night, always-sung-last song in our house is “Jesus loves me”.

It’s the first song our kids request if they’re feeling poorly.

It’s the song they suggest singing together in the car.

It’s even the song they sing waiting for their toast to pop out the toaster.

I’m thrilled. My secret plan, now in place for several years, is working: that being to tattoo these truths deep into their souls.

Come what may, these are the truths I want them to know in their darkest hours, and at every age:

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, the bible tells me so.

May he write those truths on all our hearts in his indelible ink.


This is day 4 of 31 days of Belonging. Click here for a list of other posts.

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8 thoughts on “Soul Tattoo #1”

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Belonging | bronwyn's corner

  2. LOVE the idea of singing every night!
    Yes, your children will never forget these songs, and their meanings.

  3. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)” I think that this is part of a parent’s job…writing God’s truth deep in their heart. Whatever method we use to help them understand God’s love can only enhance this.

  4. Great song with amazing truths! Funny story about this song… A friend’s 2-year-old recently came home from church, and in answer to his parents’ questions revealed that the kids had sung ‘sino’ in creche. His parents were mystified as to which song he meant, until he sang it for them – ‘Jesus loves me, thi-sino’!! (You’ve kinda got to sing it for it to make sense…)

    1. I love that!!! Reminds me of my friend recounting how she thought the line to the old hymn was “to our fathers in this dress” instead of to our fathers in distress 🙂

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