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Thursday, February 1, 2018

{ Boxes of Love }

Boxes of Love

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."

courtesy of Inspired by Tim




5 comments:

  1. I love this! Good reminder!

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  2. Oh this is a good one! I love this. Thank you for sharing it with us. something to truly make us think...and remember that our sorrows and troubles are all on Jesus. Praise God!!

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  3. Oh I do like that.
    It reminded me of the story about the crosses in the room we have to bear.
    The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.
    "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."
    The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room.
    Then open that other door, and pick out any cross you wish."
    The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord." he sighed and he did as he was told.
    Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible.
    Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.
    "I'd like that one, Lord." he whispered. And the Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in."

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