Still waiting. Still preparing. The old old stories of His love.. this old-fashioned hymn popped in my mind…because that is what we do during Advent. Tell the old stories of Jesus and His love.
Reading Luke’s old old story of the coming birth is preluded by these words to his friend…
I too decided to write an orderly account for you,
most excellent Theophilus,
so that you may know the certainty of the things
you have been taught. Luke 1:3b-4
That you may know the CERTAINTY of the things you have been taught. The hope of my prayers for each of my children, their spouses and their children…beloved family, particularly close friends. The neighbor.
We teach our children the old stories of Jesus and His love We rehearse them through year and especially at Christmas and Easter. To remind them, to teach them…to remind ourselves and to teach ourselves thing that are blurred or forgotten.
Keep on telling the old old stories.
That others may know the old old story that
“satisfies their longings as nothing else can do.”
Would you share how you are telling the old old story today?
I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love. I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true; it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do. Refrain: I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love. I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams. I love to tell the story, it did so much for me; and that is just the reason I tell it now to thee. (Refrain) I love to tell the story; 'tis pleasant to repeat what seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet. I love to tell the story, for some have never heard the message of salvation from God's own holy Word. (Refrain) I love to tell the story, for those who know it best seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song, 'twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long. (Refrain)
- Lyrics: Katherine Hankey (1834-1911)
- Music: William Gustavus Fischer (1835-1912) Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/1064#ixzz2nUYtbT3F