Courage

March 2, 2014

What is courage?

What shall we say?

Is it loud and boisterous?

Not always the case

 

Is it mental assent?

Does it come from the heart?

A step into danger 

Having counted the cost?

 

Take a look at our Saviour

He knew early on

That His people would betray Him

And yet He walked on

 

He knew fully well

What the cross would entail

The physical brutality

The pain of the nails

 

He knew that His friends

Would cower away

Only John and some ladies

At the cross would stay

 

What example for us

The truth He displays

His eyes were wide open 

To the price He would pay

 

Yet still, He walked on

It was  love in His heart

He knew what He came for

From this purpose did not depart

 

So it is, we must follow

Choices to be made

When the going gets tough

Is it Truth we’ll betray?

 

To go with the crowd

To avoid suffering

Is acceptance our god?

Or to Truth will we cling?

 

These choices are coming

Have been all along

The crossroads are clear

To whom you belong

 

No one can answer

This question for you

No one will stand 

Before God with you too

 

So make up your mind

Of this thing be sure

Will you walk with the Lord

And with courage endure….

 

copyright  2013  Jean Chamblee

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