What Would Jesus Do?
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“What Would Jesus Do?” Friend, Apr. 1988, 24–25

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.

THE END

Illustrated by Julie F. Young