A New Beginning

Called to duty
Through backwards means
A course of studies
Not meant for me

Another path
Laid before me
Learning to lead
Learning to serve

Disaster to opportunity
Strengthening friends
The Lord's hands
Shaping my career

A need for affirmation
Of a path well chosen
Decisions well made
The book with my name

Building the youth
The future of the day
Teaching to lead
Through leading to learn

Calling to action
Bright lives of meaning
Calling to stand
Standing for freedom

Freedom from death
Free from hopeless
To serve willingly
Free to have joy

Giving to live
Living to give
Giving of love
Lifting of joy

A new beginning
Opening for me
My life uncertain
Rests in God's hands

(©Brian David Smith 2/22/2000)