Poems and Short Stories

What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?

Throughout the Holy Scriptures we have been told,
God wants to give us what we can and can’t behold.
God gave His only Son to save our fallen world,
So mankind may not into oblivion be hurled.

Learning these sayings are many people - not a few,
Knock and the door will be opened unto you,
Ask and you will be given desires of all kinds,
And if you diligently search you shall have finds.

But, once when on a trip to the city of Jericho,
Jesus past a blind man whose life was full of woe.
He cried out so that he would not be left to be,
"Jesus Thou son of David, Have mercy on me."

The crowd around him told him to be silent,
But instead he cried all the louder without relent.
Our ever loving Saviour heard his lament and cry,
And commanded him to come and stand by.

Jesus knew he was a beggar and of his condition,
Yet curiously asked this man a simple question.
"What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?"
Yet most people would say it was plain to see.

Yet Christ never assumes what we are yearning,
He knows our hearts, thoughts, and longing.
Yet He desires that we ask of Him our plea,
Whether walking, standing or on bended knee.

So the next time you see someone in strife,
Take the time to hear all about their life.
Then follow Jesus’ example asking simply,
"What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?"

© S. Goeldner, October, 2018.

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