God’s Boxes of Love (Poem)

11 04 2010
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life. – Jn 3:16 (BBE – Bible in Basic English)
  • I have in my hands two boxes
    Which God gave me to hold
    He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black,
    And all your joys in the gold.”
  • I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
    Both my joys and sorrows I store
    But though the gold became heavier each day
    The black was as light as before
  • With curiosity, I opened the black
    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 aloud,
    “I wonder where my sorrows could be.”
    He smiled a gentle smile at me.
    “My child, they’re all here with me.”
  • I asked, “God, why give 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.”
  • We should consider all of our friends a blessing.
    Send this to a friend today just to let them know
    that you are thinking of them,
    and that they are a joy in your life to hold.

Author Unknown



2 responses

15 04 2010
Rosette Batanda

i would very much like my name to be included on your postings.

17 04 2010

We’ll get back to you via your email address within the next 24hrs.

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