What Would Jesus Do?

Print Share
    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