Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Having become a believer 8 years ago at age 50, I didn't have the opportunity to learn any scripture at a younger age when my memory was better. Last year I joined the choir at my church. We have to memorize our songs (no hymnals or words on the screens for us!) using CD recordings which I listen to over and over again in the car and/or on my MP3 player when I go for walks. I've heard that there are scripture songs that you can purchase. Maybe this could help you. I've been meaning to look into it, but I'm so busy memorizing my choir songs I haven't had time for much else!
Interesting question. I teach a group of senior adults each Wednesday. I'm going to ask them and I'll let you know what they say.
Margie, did you have a chance to ask your seniors group about this?
Margie Williamson said:Interesting question. I teach a group of senior adults each Wednesday. I'm going to ask them and I'll let you know what they say.
I lead a weekly worship service and an interactive Bible study in an assisted living center and am always looking for ways to help God's Word be fresh in the residents' minds. Many believe in Christ but even today in Bible study we were studying Philippians 3:1 and 4:4 and dealing with how to live a lifestyle of rejoicing in their context. In their words "99.5% of the residents are depressed because they live in the context of people who are half living and half dying and they wonder who will die next. " It's a privilege to bring the hope of the Lord and the joy of the Lord each week, to sing the old hymns, to hug each resident each time and to help them grow in the Word. But this memory issue for Scripture is really hard for them. Dr. M.L. Codman-Wilson