You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
One of my favourite songs of all time has got to be ‘Just where He needs me’ written by Miriam M. Richards. These are wonderful words to an equally wonderful tune.
You notice that in each verse especially the last one (my favourite) that’s where the Lord placed them.
What can I say to cheer a world of sorrow?
How bring back hope where men have sorely failed?
Just where I am I’ll speak the word of comfort,
Tell how for me Christ’s sacrifice availed.
Just where he needs me, my Lord has placed me,
Just where he needs me, there would I be!
And since he found me, by love he’s bound me
To serve him joyfully.
What can I do to ease life’s heavy burdens?
What can I do to help mankind in need?
Just where I am I’ll share my neighbor’s hardship,
Lighten his load, and prove a friend indeed.
What can I do to justify my living?
What can I be to worthwhile?
I’ll be a voice to call men to the Saviour,
Just where I am, and win my Father’s smile.