Friday, August 2, 2013

Call Back
(From *Rosalind Goforth’s book, Climbing)
If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back ­,
‘Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;
And if, perchance, Faith’s light is dim, because the oil is low,
Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.
Call back, and tell me that He went with you into the storm;
Call back, and say He kept you when the forest’s roots were torn;
That when the heavens thundered and the earthquake shook the hill,
He bore you up and held you where the very air was still.
O friend, call back and tell me, for I cannot see your face;
They say it glows with triumph and your feet bound in the race;
But there are mists between us, and my spirit eyes are dim,
And I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.
But if you’ll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry,
And if you’ll say He saw you through the night’s sin ­darkened sky,
If you have gone a little way ahead, O friend, call back,
‘Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track.
*Rosalind Goforth and her husband were missionaries to China about 100 years ago.

I love this poem.  It reminds us to be an encouragement to others.  It also gives us some insight into why we at times go through difficult times.  Our difficulties give us a testimony and a way to encourage others going through a difficult time!  

It reminds me of this passage in Hebrews:  

Hebrews 10:24-25- And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.