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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)