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92 Year Old Preacher

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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 gate to the podium.  Without a note or written
paper of any kind he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himsel f 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 mad e 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.'

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 ever
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 f ear, 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 a chance to put Jesus first into some ones life

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