Lead Me On, Lord

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

Lead me where You’d have me go today, Lord,
To a quiet place, to watch and pray;
Maybe to a stable with some shepherds
Kneeling by a manger full of hay.
There, I would rejoice to see a baby
Full of human life, and yet divine.
For the face that I would gaze into there
Would be full of grace, for it is Thine.
Then, perhaps Lord, to a spacious hillside
Where great crowds have gathered to be fed
First from words of wisdom You would teach them,
Then, too, with the broken fish and bread.
There, Lord, I would learn of Your great Kingdom,
And how I’m to treat my fellow man.
I would come to understand compassion
As You bless the food with Your own hand.
Lord, would You then lead me to the Garden,
To the place You knelt that night to pray;
Pleading with the Father in great anguish,
Knowing they would soon take You away.
There my heart would break to see Your sorrow
Leading up Golgotha’s cruel hill
Where You spoke that great truth, “It is finished!”
Knowing You had done the Father’s will.
Please, Lord, take me quickly to the empty tomb
Where the stone no longer bars the door.
For there is no body still entombed there.
You, Lord, are alive forevermore!
I will praise You, Jesus, through the journey
From the manger to the empty grave;
Grateful for Your love that brought You to me,
For Your mercy, and Your grace to save.
Lead me on then, Jesus, to Your Kingdom.
Teach me as I walk Your narrow way,
For my journey with You has not ended.
It begins anew each time I pray.
“…his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;”
Lamentations 3:22-23, 25 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, March 2015

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