JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO !
A Story of a 92 Years Old Pastor
While watching a little TV on Sunday (instead of going to church), I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its 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 gait 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 heartbreak and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me… the only thing that would comfort was this verse.
“Jesus loves me this I know,
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 it 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.
JESUS LOVES ME
Though my steps are oh, so slow,
When the nights are dark and long,
When my work on earth is done,
I love Jesus, does He know?
If you think this is neat, please pass it on to your friends. If you do not pass it on, nothing bad will happen, but you will have missed an opportunity to “reach out and touch” a friend or a loved one.
God Bless Us All!
Ending notes: I received this good reading by e-mail this very afternoon from a good friend of mine, Mr. Djohan Suryana who, of course, had received it from someone else. Let the Good News of Jesus Christ spread all over the world.