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The Lord of the traffic lights

Royston 1946 (Reading)

I had to stop because the light was red
although I wanted to race on ahead.
The Lord said that it was time to be still.
Time to reflect and to discern His will.

And there in the stillness by God's good grace
sweet communion with Him had taken place,
and His new purpose He began to show
and pointed out the way I had to go.

The bright amber light then began to shine
as I prepared for this journey of mine.
For the Lord my God had now equipped me
to take a different type of journey.

I had to detour and change direction
shown to me in my time of reflection.
For Jesus had promised always to be
a close companion and Guide to me.

Then as I waited the light turned to green
and I set off through a differing scene.
From the old I travelled on to the new
as the Lord was showing me what to do.

Sometimes the lights turned green, amber or red
Sometimes I stopped, preparing for what's ahead.
But at all times God was in full control
of the traffic lights directing my soul.
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