While watching a little TV, I saw a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. “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 song 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
“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. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.