Famed evangelist Billy Graham told seniors it is okay if physical limitations prevent them from attending church.
Graham, who is 96 himself, likely understands the physical limitations that come with age. To that end, Graham said it is okay if seniors are unable to attend church services and instead watch them on TV or listen to a sermon on the radio.
"God knows your limitations, and he doesn't look down on you because you can't do everything you once did," Graham wrote in an article for the Kansas City Star.
"Be thankful, however, that you aren't completely cut off from your church but that you're still able to worship with them through television and hear God's Word as it is preached. Remember, God's Word is not limited by distance or confined only to a building," Graham stated, according to Christian Today.
Graham also offered advice for seniors who are not able to attend church as much as they used to. They could request a visit from the pastor, Graham said, or let their church friends know that they are praying for them.
Graham admonished seniors to keep their minds focused on Christ and not to become overwhelmed with their physical limitations.
"Turn your heart and mind to Christ and the hope we have of heaven because of him,” Graham said.
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Publication date: September 11, 2015
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.