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The 92 year old Pastor

Jan 19, 2011 - 4 comments








The 92 year old Pastor               Author-Unknown  I Hope You Enjoy It.  
While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church service 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.

"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.The 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 is a new version, the Seniors' 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 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, T
hat I love Him every day.

God Bless Us All!!

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by boldsojah4christ, Jan 20, 2011
Amen great post Jesus really does love us huh? Man 90 plus yrs GOD really is loving!!!

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by April2, Jan 20, 2011
I love this! Yes, he loves us when we're little AND when we're old. :) Thanks for sharing this!

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by Lisi251, Jan 20, 2011
Yes, we must all enter the kingdom like a child.I thought this was very sweet.

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by crackerjack4u2, Jan 20, 2011
Bold, April and Lisi, Thank You, and I'm so glad you all enjoyed it. :-)  God Bless Brenda

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