Soul Tattoo #1

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.


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