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Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones

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Does God ever use black angelsTo carry out His planDoes He reverse old Satan's tacticTo change the lives of men.

I think He takes the happeningsOf life&md;amid our moansAnd makes to us each thing we meetStumbling blocks or stepping stones.

I think He takes each pathway blockageTo test our mettle: be it foul or fairAnd urges us to fight a good fightAnd not as one who beat the air.

So if something happens to deter usLet's not fall down and groanLet's say - Lord with your help I will go onAnd make of this&md;a stepping stone.

Isn't it strange that princes and kingsAnd clown that caper in sawdust rings,And common folk like you and meAre the builders of eternity.

To each is given a bag of tools,A lump of clay, a book of rulesAnd each must make ere time is flownA stumbling block or a stepping stone.