At Your Word

Today I lost my way again, got started off on the wrong track,
    I got angry with some people, who like to talk behind my back;
Then I remembered, You told me, if by my enemy I am slurred,
    Love them anyway, as You love me, so I took You at Your word.

Today I lost my way again, made a wrong turn that lead to woe,
    I found myself afraid to move, unsure of the way that I should go;
Then I recalled what You said, if walking in shadow has occurred,
    To fear no evil, for You are with me, and I took You at Your word.

Today I lost my way again, I took a left instead of going right,
    I found myself faced with the choice, of making flight or fight;
Then I applied Your good lesson, when a slap has just incurred,
    I offered up the other cheek, and I took You at Your word.

Today I lost my way again, it seems to be a given daily event,
    I found myself in dire distress, wondering what it all has meant;
Then I'm reminded of Your teaching, in line it's okay to be third,
    So I stop the stressing at being last, and I took You at Your word.

Today I lost my life suddenly, without warning I passed away,
    I reflected back along my time, and what brought me to this day;
Then Lord, You came, took my hand, and blessed me when I heard,
    “Join Me this day in paradise, because you took Me at My word.”

    Thank You, Jesus, for Your word.

Fox

© August 1998