October 14, 2011
watching a little TV on Sunday
instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one
senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time
wondered why the church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to
a warm welcome, introduction of
this speaker, and as the applause quieted down, he rose from his high
chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gait to the
Without a note or written paper of any kind he placed both hands on the
to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to speak…
I was asked to come here today
and talk to you, your pastor asked me to tell you what was the greatest
ever learned in my 50-odd years of preaching. I thought about it for a
and boiled it down to just one thing that made the most difference in
and sustained me through all my trials. The one thing that I could
on when tears and heartbreak and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed
only thing that would comfort was
loves me this I know.
the Bible tells me so.
ones to Him belong,
are weak but He is strong...
Jesus loves me...
Bible tells me so.”
old pastor stated, “I always
noticed that it was the adults who chose the children’s hymn ‘Jesus
(for the children of course) during a hymn sing, and it was the adults
the loudest because I could see they knew it the best.”
for you now is a Senior version
of Jesus Loves Me”:
loves me, this I know,
my hair is white as snow
my sight is growing dim,
He bids me trust in Him.
JESUS LOVES ME.. YES, JESUS LOVES
JESUS LOVES ME, FOR THE BIBLE
TELLS ME SO.
my steps are oh, so slow,
my hand in His I’ll go
through life, let come what may,
be there to lead the way.
the nights are dark and long,
my heart He puts a song..
me in words so clear,
no fear, for I am near.”
my work on earth is done,
life’s victories have been won.
will take me home above,
I’ll understand His love.
love Jesus, does He know?
I ever told Him so?
loves to hear me say,
I love Him every day.
Bless Us All!!!
it at Koinonia Christen Sentrum