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"What Can I Do?"

by Edward Nickerson

What can I do to help another?
Will I be a coward and run for cover?
Will I just complain of how things are?
Or with faith and grit raise higher the bar,
To serve another now come what may.
Our Lords example he has shown the way.

What can I do to help some soul?
Someone may linger outside the fold?
Will I stay locked down and in despair,
Or inhale a breath of God's fresh air,
And wear a smile on my face today,
To lead that soul along Christ's way.

What can I do to be found wise?
Has the world just stopped before my eyes?
Will I be that peg in that square hole,
To bring the wander in from the cold.
Gently lift their feet from their sinking sand
Where they anchor fast at God's command.

How do I build on life's sinking sand?
Where some have lost, and others ran?
I will slowly dig out all that will move,
No work too hard, no fame to prove.
Just try to show that our God is love,
That all blessings flow down from above.

These anxious times that rock my day?
Do foundations crumble in my dismay?
May God my fortress and my helper be,
Build strong my legs, that I will not flee,
My heart, a home where God can stand
And be my guide at His Son's command.

What can I do to show someone how?
Can I exceed the love that is needed now?
Surrender life to my God's great love,
For blessing now poured from up above,
This virus now sweeping through the land,
Be stopped by God by one word command.

What can I say as I start to pray?
The request put forth on any given day?
I am but a dot on a great big page,
Why would He hear, being such a sage.
Yet He listens well, for I am his child,
While the world around is still going wild.

And you my child, what do you think?
As the coronavirus, your castles shrink?
Your security crumbles and dreams give way
You cringe to think of a more worse day.
But you can change all that in our God above,
As He whispers peace from a heart off love.

Can you make a change when you doubt you can?
Can you trust a God with an eternal plan?
When the anxious times, now in life give way,
When you find God's light and in Him you stay.
For the threat that's now, it too won't last,
When in Christ alone YOU Are Anchored Fast!

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