Because I am now experiencing freedom from the pain of my historical wounds, I want to “Call Back” to those of you who are still struggling. I intend to tell you how Jesus gave me truth in exchange for my distorted beliefs and set me free. This wonderful poem comes from the book, Streams in the Desert.
If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back–it will cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;
And if, perhaps, Faith’s light is dim, because the oil is low, your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.
Call back and tell me that He went with you into the storm. Call back, and say He kept you when the forest’s roots were torn;
That when the heaven’s thunder and earthquake shook the hill, He bore you up and held you where the lofty air was still.
Oh friend, call back, and tell me for I cannot see your face; they say it glows with triumph, and your feet sprint in the race;
But there are mists between us and my spirit eyes are dim, and I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.
But if you’ll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry, and if you’ll say He saw you through the night’s sin-darkened sky–
If you have gone a little way ahead, oh friend, call back–it will cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track.
Blessings in the Lamb,