Signing For Jesus

When I first quit drinking and was attending The Most Excellent Way meetings there was a very strong battle over my soul taking place.

I would make up in the middle of the night in sweats from nightmares.

The demonic forces were so strong I was terrified.

But I didn’t know what to do to stop it.

I didn’t know how to pray.

I didn’t know any “spiritual” songs to sing.

I didn’t know at the time that at the name of Jesus Satan would flee –

So I did the only thing I knew, I would sing a basic childhood song, Jesus Loves Me.

Over. And Over. And Over. 

It became so powerful and comforting when my daughter would wake up scared I taught it to her and she is now teaching it to her children. Yes, most kids know that song, but they are being taught to use it to battle fear. And it’s working.

That song is still the core of my being and my two younger children now use it for their comfort during rough nights.

The most basic, simplest fact – and yet so profound. 

Jesus. Loves. Me. 

I met an amazing woman at a recent speaker training conference I attended. She educated the women in the conference, that only 2% of 35,000,000 people who are hearing impaired are reached for the gospel.

God has commissioned her to raise that number. 

Debbie taught us Jesus Loves Me while at the conference. It was such an emotional and comforting moment to go back to the basics and be able to share why this song is so special to my soul.

The amazing team of Sharpe Videography made a raw video for Debbie of her teaching us Jesus Loves Me in sign. This morning I believe the Lord wants you to know the most basic yet profound – A man named Jesus loves you. He walked this earth and lived a perfect life. He was mocked. Beaten. And killed.

Because He. Loves. You.

Not just a part of you – ALL. OF. YOU. I love in Debbie’s video she explains this in her passion – not just a part of you, but ALL of you.

It gives me goosebumps. 

So here is my friend, Debbie, signing and singing, Debbie Lawrence, Jesus Loves Me.

sign LOVE

4 thoughts on “Signing For Jesus

  1. Debbie. No surprise from me I expect you to continue to always profess your love for our savior and counselor, healer and big brother Jesus!!!!
    The spirit led me to sit in this car tonight outside my house and read this message from you I’m so glad you did I was tired but I have been lifted now I’ll be able to get something else done tonight.
    Debbie thank you for being so unselfish with your love for the Lord and your desire to doi His will. Continue to teach his goodness his grace and mercy until all of those in our worlds come to a full knowledge of his truth. I could go on and on but just continue to use your gift of training and teaching to lift spirits wherever you are. 😍👍🏾😍

  2. Hi, This is the signer of that song sharing a recent response. “Thank you so much Debbie!!! You look fantastic! I love the dress. This was very fitting to get this message from you. Just 2 weeks ago my sister went home to be with the Lord. She was 74 and had been in poor health for 6 months. But we didn’t think she was that bad off. So since she was a children’s pastor this was a very important song. This song was The LAST thing she heard while on earth. Her granddaughters sang this, she turned to listen and when they were done, she literally took her last breath. We then sang it at her funeral and at the graveside. So thank you.”

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