THE PROBLEM


I went to the Lord with a serious problem --
Asked that He take it away,

There seemed to be no answer --
It bothered me day after day,

I found myself spending more and more time
With my supplications to Him,

Day-to-day tasks seemed to be avoided
Like a weight lifter away from his gym,

Then I asked that He solve the problem
With his vast, omnipotent power,

My feeling of helplessness continued
Thru many a midnight hour,

Although He appeared not to answer,
He showed me that his help I'd resisted,

And that even so, I'd done the right thing --
Called the vendor when the problem persisted.

by D. Edgar Murray 05/17/2000.