“And He took them up in His arms and put His hands on them and blessed them.” Mark 10:16
Sometimes there are some troubles
That come into my life;
They rob my sleep and steal my joy,
Leaving only heartache and strife.
I try to “grin and bear it”
And even sing a jolly song;
But before I think about it
It seems that everything has gone wrong.
I’ll turn to others and share my woes
In agony and many tears;
They try to give me comfort,
But they cannot take away my fears.
Although their words are helpful
And help me on that day;
It’s during those long night watches
That I know there’s got to be a better way.
It’s then that I remember
The story of so long ago…
How Jesus took up the little children
And truly did love them so.
It’s during those moments of pondering
About my Savior’s tender love,
That I’m prompted to remember
That He also loves me from up above.
But even more wonderful than all of this
Is knowing that He’s really right here,
To draw me close unto Himself
And to dry up each one of my tears.
“Oh Jesus,” I quietly whisper
During those long, dark nights of woe,
“Hold me close, my dear and loving Savior
And never let me go.”
Then I feel His arms go round me,
Holding me oh so very near,
And I know He’ll never leave me…
Why, there’s no more need to fear.
by Tom Smith