“Jesus Loves Me,” by George and Jane Campbell


While  watching a little TV on Sunday prayinghandsinstead 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, 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.

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.

God Bless  Us All!!!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *