What Would Jesus Do?

My best friend hit me yesterday.
I didn’t know what to do.
My daddy tells me not to hit—
But boy, I wanted to!
I stood there with a bright red face.
My fists were clenched real tight.
Anger welled within my heart—
My best friend shook with fright.
I could have punched him out right then—
I really wanted to—
But in my head a soft voice said,
“Now, what would Jesus do?”
I prayed a silent prayer for help,
Then looked into his face.
The anger quickly left my heart.
Love came and took its place.
I told my friend it wasn’t nice
To hit or start a fight.
I told of Heavenly Father’s love;
I taught him what was right.
Now he and I are better friends
Than we were yesterday.
And we will do as Jesus says:
We’ll listen and obey.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young