Jesus Loves Me: Your Writing Matters


Jesus loves me–this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;

These are the opening words to what most of us know as a children’s song. The author, Anna Warner, intended it for just that: she wanted to write a comforting song for a sick child. Little did she know that that “children’s song” would have a profound impact on millions of people around the world.

Jesus Loves Me has been sung by people across the globe, from U.S. Marines that were stranded in the middle of the Pacific, to your local church. In fact, for a while, it was referred to as “The Favorite Hymn of China.”

“So what?” you may ask. “How does a hundred and fifty-year-old children's song affect me? What can I learn from it?”

Jesus Loves Me was never intended to spread across the world. It wasn’t intended to become a classic hymn. It was intended to cheer up a sick friend. And it did. But it also spread across the world, becoming a classic hymn.

The point is, you never know what your writing can do. Much of it, most of it perhaps, will never amount to much. But some of it might touch someone’s life. Your writing could change the way they look at the world.

My encouragement is, never give up writing. Even if you feel that it’s small and insignificant, remember that anything could happen. God has a plan for your writing that only He knows about. You never know, maybe your writing could change someone’s life!
 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this! "The point is, you never know what your writing can do. Much of it, most of it perhaps, will never amount to much. But some of it might touch someone’s life." - I needed to hear this!

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