“Courage,” Friend, July 2010, 16


    Will I have the courage

    To turn and walk away

    When someone else around me

    Says bad things he shouldn’t say?

    Will I have the courage

    To reach out and be a friend

    To someone who is hurt or sad

    And has a heart to mend?

    Will I have the courage

    To stand tall and to be strong

    When tempted by another

    To do things I know are wrong?

    Yes! I’ll have the courage

    To do these things and more.

    I won’t wait until I’m tempted;

    I’ll decide before!

    I’ll decide this very minute

    To be courageous, brave, and true

    And follow Christ’s example

    In all I say and do.

    Illustration by Taia Morley