From Where I Am To You

My Idaho Friend sent this to me. Those who have not reached the ‘Golden Years’ may not appreciate the Wisdom, but this says it the best I’ve heard:

“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.”

That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.  AMEN

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