I TRAVELED ON MY KNEES
Last night I took a journey to Israel across the seas;
I did not go by boat or plane, I traveled on my knees.
I saw so many people there with scars and wounds within,
But God told me that I should go - there was oil to pour from Him.
I replied, " Lord, I cannot go and work with such as these, "
He answered quickly, "Yes you can, by traveling on your knees,"
He said, " You pray, I'll meet their need, you call and I will hear,
Be concerned abut the fate of those both far and near, "
And so I tried it, knelt in prayer, gave up some hours of ease,
I felt the Lord right by my side while traveling on my knees.
As I prayed on and saw them helped, and the badly wounded healed,
I saw God's workers' strength renewed while laboring on the field.
I said, " Yes, Lord, I have a job- my desire Thy will to please,
I can go and heed Thy call by traveling on my knees,"
- Adapted from a poem by Sandra Goodwin