Sunday, April 13, 2008

God's Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold.
He said, 'Put all your sorrows in the black box
And all your joys in the gold.'

I heeded His words and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I stored.
But though the gold became heavier each day,
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black box;
I wanted to find out why.
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole,
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God and mused,
'I wonder where my sorrows could be!'
He smiled a gentle smile and said,
'My child, they're all here with me..'

I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,
Why the gold and the black with the hole?
'My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
The black is for you to let go.'

My wonderful blog friend Liz from Wales sent this to me recently and it's so beautiful I felt the need to share it. With all that's happened to my family and myself these past several weeks, I can say the gold box far, far outweighs any sorrows that have come our way. I've thought to myself many times, "What on earth do people who don't know the Lord do when the hard times come?" If I hadn't had Him beside me, taking the heavy end of the burden, I don't know what I would've done. And to think once upon a time I denied His existence. I blasphemed Him in ways that are beyond shameful to me as I think back on them. I hated Him. And yet, He forgave me. He loves me. And I know it.

1 comment:

Liz said...

His love is truly amazing. Bathe in it. The past is washed away.