• Rev. Mark Tews

God's Boxes & Refrigerator

God’s Boxes

I have in my hand two boxes, which God gave me to hold.

He said, “Put all your sorrows in the gray box, and all your joys in the gold.”

I heed His words, and in the two boxes both mu joys and sorrows I store.

The gold became heavier each day, the gray was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the gray, I wanted to find out why,

And, I saw in the bottom, a hole, which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I turned to God and I queued, “I wonder where all my sorrows could be.”

He gently smiled and said, “My child, they are all here with me.”

I asked God why He gave me the boxes, why the gold and the gray with a hole?

“My child, the gold is for you to count blessings, the gray is for you to let go.”

God’s Refrigerator

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends us flowers every spring. He sends us a new sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk He listens. He could live anywhere in all the universe, but He chooses to be with you and me. God doesn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but, He does promise, strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.