Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Jesus Loves Me"

Hello friends.  I have been sick for several days and not had the energy to post or do much crafting.  Found out tonight that it was probably the flu.  The fact that I got my flu shot last fall probably helped keep the fever and body aches that normally accompany the flu at bay.  God is good!

While going through Facebook tonight, I ran across the following story posted by one of my Getting Cricky Teammates profiles.  Thanks Christel from Scrappin' Sista for posting.

Now I don't know if this is a real story.  I also don't know who wrote the words to the Senior Edition of "Jesus Loves Me".  Doing a search was no help either, so I will assume these words are Public Domain.  If you know otherwise, please let me know and I will be happy to give credit where it is due.


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 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)

3 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Well I hope you get over the flu fast!!! Thanks for resahring this, it is a very sweet story and I love the second version of the song!!
Kristan

landerson213 said...

So beautiful. I needed that. :)

Sugarlips said...

Cheri,
I hope you feel better.

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