I saw Jesus today and it started with a smile;
A nod from my neighbor, a wave from his child.
He asked for my hand and helped me walk down the path;
I nearly stumbled and fell – but not once did he laugh.
Then I came across a lady sitting by a shade tree;
No place to sit down – her only chair she gave me.
We talked for a while and she thanked me for my time;
Never once did she ask me- for a goude – not a dime.
I continue on my way – and greet each person the same;
When a man calls out to me – He knows me by name.
I’m a missionary in the Mole – it’s my job each day;
But here is a man – stopping me – just to pray?
He knew I went to the states and knew about my son;
He insisted on praying before our conversation was done.
He asked me for nothing but wished me a blessed day;
Then he was gone just like that – merrily on his way.
So around the corner I go – and what do I see?
Jesus in the kitchen – scrubbing dishes – making tea.
It’s hot and it’s sweaty and yet she cooks with such care;
Now a widow and single mother – she has so much to bare.
Each one has so little – not much they can give;
But with Christ inside – they find reason to live.
I saw Jesus in their faces – His mercy in their brows;
His love in their hearts – His grace in their smiles.
“Only If God Wants” – is what often they say;
It’s truly up to Him – what they’ll do every day.
They don’t question or ask – why they live the way they do;
They’re Imitators of Christ – oh – to walk in their shoes…