I just couldn't pass this up. I had to share this one on my blog. Yet another beautiful an wonderful email that I received. Came from a high school friend. It put the biggest smile on my face. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Please feel free to take and share with all you know. I'm sure they will enjoy the smile and so understand this child song to the Lord. May your day be blessed in all His glory and love.
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. 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."
The old pastor 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."
"Here for you now is a Senior version of Jesus Loves Me":
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. (CHORUS) YES, JESUS LOVES ME.. YES, JESUS LOVES ME.. YES, JESUS LOVES ME, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.
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. (CHORUS)
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." (CHORUS)
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. (CHORUS)
I love Jesus, does He know? Have I ever told Him so? Jesus loves to hear me say, That I love Him every day. (CHORUS) 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.
A mother to three beautiful and talented young women who have blessed me with ten grandchildren six girls and four boys. I own my business, Im a hairdresser in an assited home living, and nursing home. I also travel to Adult Foster Care Homes and shut in's to help care for their hair needs.Im also a Mary Kay Consultant which is a nice addition to the hair business. I do some volunteering at local shelters in the community.I love traveling and living life to the fullest. Each day is a gift and a treasure to be opened and enjoyed. My days are full of humor and love laced with joy and laughter and watered by the tears of life. My garden is full of richness with each one that crosses my path. I am blessed behond measure with riches that the world cannot see.
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