I’m Here

by Bill Dotson

There I was in a very dark place
Surrounded by, well, who knows.
My vision was gone, with fear on my face
A voice said, “You’re done, so it goes.”
But then in the dark I heard in my mind,
“That’s a lie, don’t listen to fear.”
“Stand up, take My hand, My peace you will find.
I’m with you my child, I’m here.”

There I was at a crossroads in life
Not sure of which way to go.
I looked to the left but was filled with strife,
It looked good but my Spirit said, No!
I turned to the right, how could I decide,
I needed an answer so clear.
Then I heard that Voice from deep inside,
Go right, I’ll go with you, I’m here.

One day, as recorded, Heaven’s gates I could see.
Inside, eternity now clear.
Then I heard that Voice so familiar to me,
“Welcome My child, you’re here.”
Now, not in my mind, but before me He stood 
“Oh, thank You, You’ve always been near.
“You were with me in both the bad times and good.
And now, look at this… I’m here!”

Bill Dotson is a 71-year-old Christian son, brother, husband of 51 years, Paw of four successful sons and Pawpaw to four wonderful kids, one girl and three boys. He has retired four times as a teacher/coach, administrator, adjunct college instructor, workforce development director and director of a Foster Grandparent Program. He serves in several capacities at his church, he’s on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership board and serves on the Kids Central Headstart Board of Directors. He tells PawPaw’s Bible Stories to children in churches and schools locally. He writes a Christian blog, Revelations From the Road and enjoys writing, gardening, woodworking, and following the grandkids’ sports and activities. He loves to serve in any way that he can.

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