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

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger has nine published novels. Four of them are the now-completed young adult Altered Hearts series. Three are quirky romantic novels (as opposed to genre romance novels). The Devil and Pastor Gus is a speculative satire, and Rosa No-Name is a contemporary coming-of-age novel.
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