“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 John 4:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). A 92-year-old retired preacher was being honored by his congregation. They asked him to tell the congregation the greatest lesson he ever learned in his 50+ years of ministry. His response was, “The greatest lesson I ever learned in all my preaching years was that Jesus loves me.” He proceeded to sing the familiar children’s song, “Jesus Loves Me.” He sang the senior version of the song. The first verse went like this: 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. What a great lesson for all of us to learn!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for continuing to love me even as I am aging. Your love for me is a constant regardless of my inabilities. I am confident of Your love. I am blessed everyday that I live just to know that You love me unconditionally.


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