By Dean Beaty  9/26/04


Cowardess or courage are with us all each day.

They walk in our footsteps; they are not far away.
But a message from the Lord, He would have us hear.
“I will never leave thee.” “I always will be near.”
This message then is needed for both young and old.
There never is a time when we must not be bold.
God spoke to Joshua and gave to him this key.
“Be strong and of good courage, for I am with thee.”
God called young Samuel, asleep in the night.
When he heard the Lord’s voice, it gave him a fright.
Encouraged by old Eli, “When God’s voice is near,”               
Say, speak to me Lord and thy servant will hear.”
David was but a youth when he faced the giant.
He challenged all God’s men in words most defiant.
But David stepped forward and that without pause.
He said to his brothers, “Is there not a cause?”
Abraham was aged when he faced the test.
Cowardess or courage to give to God his best.
With Isaac on the alter, Abraham said, “Yes,
I’ll sacrifice to God, for how can I do less?”
Which of these will guide you when testing comes your way?
Cowardess or courage, which will rule the day?
Remember then God’s promise always to be near.
Ask the Lord to help you when ever you might fear.