As God’s Love Leads

Wherever there is need,
That’s where I long to go,
With feet that move in Jesus’ name,
So the love of God will show.

Wherever there are problems,
That’s where I long to be,
With hands that work in Jesus’ name,
So God’s love will show through me.

Wherever there are problems,
Where there is need,
As hands and feet of Jesus Christ,
Let me go as God’s love leads.
Let me do as God’s love leads.
Let me serve as God’s love leads.

About This Song:
I wrote this song originally for the men of the First Baptist Church of Easton, Maryland. That was more than thirty years ago.

The men of our church, Winn’s Baptist, are forming a group–Winn’s Men–and I thought the words of “Wherever There Is Need” would be appropriate. But I felt a little funny about offering them a song that had already been dedicated to a different set of men.

As I pondered that issue, I realized that the words were too appropriate to fail to use. But what I could do–and what I did–was to compose a completely new tune…and to change the title. And, of course, the dedication.

~*~

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 reminds us that the Church–the Body of Christ–is made up of many people performing many different roles, each of which is necessary and important.

I don’t consider myself very multi-talented. There are a number of roles both at church and “in the world” that I’m not qualified to fill. But I can care and pray about people’s needs.

And, yes, some needs are things I can actually help to meet. On a daily basis, I pray for God to lead me to be a blessing to somebody else. Not just with my writing and my music, but in whatever way He desires.

What could be more important than to be Jesus’s hands and feet as I go about my daily walk? And to provide that “cup of cold water” Jesus talked about in Mark 9:41:

And whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of My name,[a] since you belong to the Messiah—I assure you: He will never lose his reward.” (HCSB)

Have you had an opportunity to be Jesus’ hands and feet today? Or perhaps someone has been Jesus’ hands and feet to you. How about leaving a comment?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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