pocket of blossoms: i know that my savior loves me
Reflections of Christ

whenever i go home for the weekend, i hang out with my mom in primary with all the cute little kids. there is one particular song i love that they sing often called "i know that my savior loves me." the words are precious and the melody is beautiful. i get a little teary-eyed every time i hear it. 

this weekend sister elaine s. dalton, who used to be the young women's president for the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, came to speak to the women of byu. she gave a touching talk. one of my favorite things that she said came from a quote by elder nelson..

"imminently, your influence and that of all young women of the church, like a sleeping giant, will awaken, arise, and inspire the inhabitants of the earth as a mighty force for righteousness."

i love that.

sister dalton testified of the savior's love for each of his daughters. she also reminded us that when the savior appears we will know him because we will be like him.

"we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is...and every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."
moroni 7:48

then after sister dalton addressed us, we closed the meeting by singing the primary song i know and love, "i know that my savior loves me."

a long time ago in a beautiful place,
children were gathered 'round jesus.
he blessed and taught as they felt of his love.
each saw the tears on his face.
the love that he felt for his little ones.
i know he feels for me.
i did not touch him or sit on his knee, 
yet jesus is real to me.

i know he lives!
i will follow faithfully.
my heart i give to him. 
i know that my savior loves me.

now i am here in this beautiful place,
learning the teachings of jesus
parents and teachers will help guide the way,
lighting my path every day.
wrapped in the arms of my savior's love,
i feel his gentle touch.
living each day, i will follow his way,
home to my father above.

i know he lives!
i will follow faithfully.
my heart i give to him. 
i know that my savior loves me.

i just loveeeeeee this song! it makes me so happy. my favorite part of the song is this line..."i did not touch him or sit on his knee, yet jesus is real to me."

the savior is not just a character in a story. or a man who only lived long ago.

i testify that our savior lives! he lives, and he loves us. i have been extremely blessed to tangibly feel his presence in my life. everything i have and everything i am is because he lived and atoned for the sins of the world. i am eternally indebted to him. i know he is aware of each and every one of us.

i'm grateful for my personal relationship with the savior.
this song reminds me how much i love him.
i encourage you all to read the lyrics as you listen to the song.
i hope you can feel the same spirit and happiness that i feel when i listen to it.