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,

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 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."                                                                                 

        ---Author Unknown


            “At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. "Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:25-30 NKJ)

            I am thankful that my loving and gracious Lord and Savior cares for me. When my heart is heavy and the burden seems unbearable, I remember that He cares for me and will be with me each step of my life if I will just let Him. There have been so many times I have felt as if I might not be able to endure the strain and stress of this life by myself, but with His help I have always come through stronger and more capable than I was before. I am truly blessed, my gold box overflows!

            “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth-- praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” (Psalm 40:1-5 NKJ)