I Just Remember Jesus

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    Whenever I’m in my bed at night
    And the room is dark and still
    With strange shadows on the wall,
    The wind whistling shrill,
    I just remember Jesus
    Calming the raging sea.
    I whisper a prayer for safety,
    And then I feel peace.
    Whenever I’m feeling achy
    With a fever that burns and chills,
    And Mom and Dad are worried,
    And the doctor gives me pills,
    I just remember Jesus
    Healing the halt and blind.
    My father gives me a blessing,
    And peace comes to my mind.
    Whenever I lose my patience
    And holler, argue, or whine,
    Or forget about sharing nicely
    And scream at others, “That’s mine!”
    I just remember Jesus
    And the children ’round his knee.
    I whisper a prayer for kindness,
    And quickly I make peace.
    Whenever I stand in front of a crowd
    To sing or give a talk
    And all eyes are staring at me
    And I’m in a scared kind of shock,
    I just remember Jesus
    In the temple, teaching the priests.
    I whisper a prayer for courage,
    And fear is changed to peace.
    Whenever I hear a story
    Or listen to the news
    About all the crimes and all the wars
    And feel scared and sometimes confused,
    I just remember Jesus
    In the Garden of Gethsemane
    Praying for help from his Father—
    His peace comes also to me.

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Mark Robison

    [illustrations] Paintings at right, top to bottom: “Stilling the Storm” by Ted Henninger, “Christ Healing a Blind Man” by Del Parson, “Christ With the Children” by Harry Anderson, “Christ in the Temple” by Heinrich Hofmann, “Christ in Gethsemane” by Harry Anderson.