|I came across this poem many years ago. It blessed me many times when I was first begining to minister. I love this poem and pray it will minister to you as well.. Ps 37:23; Prov 16:9
I said: "Let me walk in the field;" God said: "Nay, walk in the town;" I said: "There are flowers there;" He said: "No flowers, but a crown."
I said: "But the sky is black, There is nothing but noise and din;" But He wept as He sent me back, "There is more," He said, "there is sin."
I said: "But the air is thick, And fogs are veiling the sun. He answered: "Yet souls are sick, And souls in the dark undone."
I said: "I shall miss the light, And friends will miss me, they say," He answered me, "Choose tonight, If I am to miss you, or they."
I pleaded for time to be given; He said: "Is it hard to decide? It will not seem hard in heaven To have followed the steps of your Guide."
I cast one look at the fields, Then set my face to the town; He said: "My child, do you yield? Will you leave the flowers for the crown?"
Then into His hand went mine And into my heart came He; And I walk in a light Divine, The streets I had feared to see.
George MacDonald (1824-1905)