I wanted to travel around the world,
And smuggle Bibles across borders,
Or maybe care for disabled children
In an Asian village orphanage.

I wanted to do something big for God,
No order was too tall,
But the Lord said to me, 
"Can you do something small?"

Can you raise a family?
And work hard at your job?
Can you love your neighbor?
How about adopt a stray dog?

After all these years, I say it with a wink,
"Lord, these little things are harder than you think."
*Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry
Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.