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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,
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.”

—Author Unknown

 The Faithbook 2012
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5 comments on “God’s Boxes

  1. Naphtali
    Jun 25, 2012

    Wow! I can’t believe you just posted this! It is perfect for the blog I am writing as I speak now; I am linking this one to mine! It is as if God was putting the two together when we didn’t know it!

    • The FaithBook
      Jun 25, 2012

      Amen! I’m glad to help. A friend sent me this last week and I just decided to add it today.

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  3. saoirse7freedom
    Jun 27, 2012

    Oh, yes! This is so good! “Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you…” Is there a “love” button?

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