Not sure where this comes from...seems we've had it on this show
before...but it's one that will have your eyes moist when we're done...


 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 little 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." 

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, 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.   

  God Bless Us All!!!