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Friday, August 13, 2010

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92 Year Old Preacher


 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 song........ ...




"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 never 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, this I know,


 Though my hair is white as snow


 Though my sight is growing dim,


 Still He bids me trust in Him.












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.


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.




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.




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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 2/8/2011
What a great sharing John! It's A wonderful new version of a song I learned as a child. I'd like to copy it to share with my family....M
Reviewed by Vickie Yannuzzi 9/1/2010
Thanks for such a blessing, simple but true, hope you are well, and enjoying each day.
Reviewed by Z McClure 8/15/2010
Very powerful! The message that Jesus loves us will always be relevant...both now and throughout eternity...age without end!
Thank you, precious brother, for passing this along to us!

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/14/2010
I love it John and thank you so much for sharing it and yes I will indeed pass it on.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/13/2010
Beautiful and inspiring story, John Michael; very well done! Enjoyed this one~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 8/13/2010
I will read this many more times. This is profound in it's simplicity and wisdom! And I laughed at the beginning of the revises version for us- well- over sixty or so. Great writing John! Thank you.

With Love,

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