Jesus Saves Us

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.”
John 12:46-47 NASB

Priscilla Jane Owens had a burden for children. Committed to fulfill this burden, she became active in both the public schools and Sunday schools in her native Baltimore. Born on this day in 1829, she found that music was an effective way to minister to children, and wrote many hymns specifically to enrich this ministry.

In 1882, she wrote a song for the children of her church that expressed the joy that salvation brought her. It was called “Jesus Saves.”

She wanted them to understand that salvation wasn’t a burden or an obligation but a joyful experience. That being saved opened the door to a wonderful relationship with our Lord!

What a “joyful sound” it was to realize that “Jesus saves!” It is such a glorious experience that Believers should feel delighted to “spread the tidings all around,” bearing “the news to every land.”

What a joy it should be to share this message. But we also should realize that this was “our Lord’s command.” That we are to “tell to sinners far and wide” about salvation.

We still may face battles and problems that cause us to be discouraged, but nothing must stop us from telling others about Jesus. We are to “shout it brightly through the gloom, when the heart for mercy craves; sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!”

Even the winds are to carry forth this message: “Shout salvation full and free; highest hills and deepest caves; this our song of victory!”

Today, Jesus still saves. And millions of people still need to hear the message of salvation. Dedicate your life and resources to bringing salvation to the nations.


Prayer: Father, I pray for these people who need salvation: ___________. And bring revival to my life. Take away my burdens and fill me anew with Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.