I recently read an interesting post about the person who wrote Jesus Loves Me! It was so interesting! I must admit I’d never wondered who wrote it! I along with every other child loved singing it and did so, often. Norma Nill wrote about Anna Bartlett Warner, the author of Jesus Loves Me. You can find it at normanill.com. Go ahead, look it up, it’s worth your time!
I am reminded of a post I wrote a few years ago on my blog Anita’s Adventures.
I was at a Winning Women Retreat in London, Ontario, Canada. The speaker was excellent, the workshops so relevant, the music was beautiful. What a wonderful weekend away for me and for the other thousands of women who were there.
One of the singer’s was an outstanding soloist. The last day as she began to sing her solo, Jesus Loves Me…, a hush fell over the entire arena, This I know, for the Bible tells me so…
Suddenly, from one of the balconies, sobs were heard. They became louder and louder. I, along with all the other women, turned to see who was causing this disturbance.
Sitting alone, was a rather robust black woman sobbing uncontrollably. She, alone, identified with the black soloist. The words penetrated the very depths of her soul: 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…
If you’d like to read more of my adventures, you can! Go to mylife-experieces.blogspot.com. I know, the ‘n’ is left out of experiences. I made a mistake and wasn’t able to correct it! So just make the mistake along with me…you’ll be glad you did!