Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What Is Sweet? - Part 1

 A cheerful hello to all you friends!

I was thinking about the song "Oh, How I Love Jesus" the other day.
There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth. 
Oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me! 

It tells me of a Savior's love, who died to set me free; 
It tells me of His precious blood, the sinner's perfect plea. 
Oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!

It tells me what my Father hath in store for ev'ry day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path, yields sunshine all the way.
Oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!

It tells me of One whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe, 
Who in each sorrow bears a part, that none can bear below. 
Oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, oh, how I love Jesus, because he first loved me! 

What sweet words those are. Though the path we walk daily may be filled with darkness and gloom, there is sunshine in our hearts because the love of Jesus fills it up. Why do we love Jesus? Well because He first loved us, as 1 John 4:19 says: "We love him, because he first loved us." 
One part of the song is really neat. It sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth. Think about that for a minute. As God's children, we really should delight to hear Jesus' name. It should fill our hearts with gladness and put a smile on our face. There are tons of names out there. Probably thousands. But out of all of them, the hymn writer says Jesus' name is the sweetest. Look at what the psalmist of Israel, David, said about Jesus.  Psalm 104:34. "My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord." Wow. He says our meditations, our ponderings, our thoughts of God will be sweet. How wonderful is that! May we be drawing closer to God every day and be so overwhelmed and filled with Jesus' love that we learn to say, His name is truly the sweetest name we know. 

 There have been names that I have loved to hear,
But never has there been a name so dear
To this heart of mine, as the name divine,
The precious, precious name of Jesus.
 
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He’s just the same as His lovely name,
And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know. 
 
There is no name in earth or Heav’n above,
That we should give such honor and such love
As the blessed name, let us all acclaim,
That wondrous, glorious name of Jesus. 
 
And someday I shall see Him face to face
To thank and praise Him for His wondrous grace,
Which He gave to me, when He made me free,
The blessed Son of God called Jesus.
 
 Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He’s just the same as His lovely name,
And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know. 

3 comments:

  1. So true Ashley :) thanks for sharing

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  2. Amen! This is a convicting post, too. Is Jesus the sweetest name to me? Would I rather hear it than anything else? Thanks for these thoughts, Ashley.

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  3. Oh the name of Jesus, how sweet it is, and there is POWER in His name too! I read through the book of Acts and everything the apostles did was in the name of Jesus, and such power there is when we call on His great name! Oh yes, how sweet His name is to me!

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