Friday, October 1, 2010

WHY NOT?

Pattie Hawkins

I always thought when He called,
I'd say, "Here am I, send me,"
But when I heard my name and saw the task,
"Choose someone else," I'd plea.
I'd give Him all the reasons
Why I wasn't qualified.
He'd say He's heard them all before,
Was that the best that I could find?
Then He would remind me that I was in His hand,
And He equips His children to carry out His plan.

He'd ask, "Why not when I've got everything you need?"
"It's not your strength, but mine, that supplies the victory."
When I've given Him all the excuses that I've got,
Then I turn and ask, "Why me, Lord?"
And He answers me, "Why not?"

It wasn't the great talent
Of the trumpeter that caused
The tumbling down on the seventh day
Of those mighty Jericho walls.
David wasn't famous
For his slingshot or his aim,
But he had a willing faithful heart,
And God's promise He did claim.
Jonah ran the other way
When God said, "Go tell."
But Ninevah didn't look that bad
From the belly of a whale.

He'd ask, "Why not when I've got everything you need?"
"It's not your strength, but mine, that supplies the victory."
When I've given Him all the excuses that I've got,
Then I turn and ask, "Why me, Lord?"
And He answers me, "Why not?"

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