I Knew Not Why

by Anonymous Author

God bade me go when I would stay

(‘Twas cool within the wood);

I did not know the reason why.

I heard a boulder crashing by

Across the path where I had stood.

He bade me stay when I would go;

"Thy will be done," I said.

They found one day at early dawn,

Across the way I would have gone,

A serpent with a mangled head.

No more I ask the reason why,

Although I may not see

The path ahead, His way I go;

For though I know not, HE doth know,

And He will choose safe paths for me.

Anonymous

via Cracker Barrel Journal