Many years ago,
while watching a little TV on Sunday instead
of going to church, I watched a Church in
Atlanta honoring one of it's senior pastors
who had been retired many years...
He was 92 at that time and I wondered why
the Church even bothered to ask the old
gentleman to preach at that age. After a
warm welcome, introduction of this speaker,
and as the applause quieted down he rose
from his high back chair and walked slowly,
with great effort and a sliding gate to the
podium. Without a note or written paper of
any kind, he placed both hands on the pulpit
to steady himself and then quietly and
slowly he began to speak....
"When I was asked to come here today and
talk to you, your pastor asked me to tell
you what was the greatest lesson ever
learned in my 50 odd years of preaching. I
thought about it for a few days and boiled
it down to just one thing that made the most
difference in my life and sustained me
through all my trials. The one thing that I
could always rely on when tears and heart
break and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed
me...the only thing that would comfort was
"Jesus loves me this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong,
we are weak but he is strong.....
Yes, Jesus loves me...
The Bible tells me so."
When he finished,
the church was quiet.
You actually could hear his foot steps as he
shuffled back to his chair. I don't believe
I will ever forget it.
A pastor once stated, "I always noticed that
its was the adults who chose the children's
hymn 'Jesus Loves Me' (for the children of
course) during a hymn sing, and it was the
adults who sang the loudest because I could
see they knew it the best."
Senior version of Jesus Loves Me
Here is a new version just for us who have
white hair, or no hair at all.
For us over middle age (or even those almost
there) and all you others, check out this
newest version of "Jesus Loves Me". It is
quite cute, so read,
sing and enjoy:"
Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow.
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.
YES, JESUS LOVES ME... YES, JESUS LOVES
YES, JESUS LOVES ME FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME
Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
Though I am no longer young,
I have much which He's begun.
Let me serve Christ with a smile,
Go with others the extra mile.
When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."
When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love
I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.
God bless you!