About six months ago, I was having an argument with God when a song came on the radio and caused me to ponder the simplicity of “Jesus loves me this I know,” in relation to fact vs. belief.
The following is an excerpt from my journal entry on January 12, 2017.
How profound, this children’s song . . . before belief, simple fact. Jesus said, “I must become like a child to enter the kingdom.” I realize there are many factors to becoming like a child, but the first one that comes to mind is blind faith, though upon further consideration is it actually blind faith? Could it be that, as a child, I did not have to believe? I simply knew because I had already been with You? Your word tells me, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” So, if I came from that place (knowing my Father) into this world, it stands to reason that I knew Jesus loved me. Before all the pain and corruption, it was fact!
But your love provides choice and fact slides into belief. Satan provides a platform to mitigate fact. And the war begins. What a strategy for battle; take them out while they are fresh and fact still exists and cause them to question. As for me, I choose to go back to fact. Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak, but He is strong.
You love me. Not belief, FACT! You are good. Not belief, FACT! Your heart is for me. FACT! I used to think I had to figure out who I am and what I believe, though, in reality, I simply need to relearn the facts!
Fact: a thing that is indisputably the case.
Belief: an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.