Tuesday, June 20, 2006

He Does Loves Us...

I woke up this morning feeling very low and I was thinking "what do I write today" while browsing through my mails, I saw this, a friend had sent it to me a while ago, it really lifted me, that's why I decided to put it up today, hope it helps somebody.

I asked God...

I asked God why I wasn't rich.
He showed me a man with the wealth of a thousand kings,
who was lonely, and had no one to share it with.
I asked God why I wasn't beautiful.
He showed me a woman more beautiful than any other,
who was ugly because of her vanity.
I asked God why He'd allowed me to become old.
He showed me a boy of 16,
who lay dead at the scene of a car accident.
I asked God why I didn't have a bigger house.
He showed me a family of six,
who had just been evicted from their tiny shack,
and were forced, to live on the street.
I asked God why I had to work.
He showed me a man, who couldn't find a decent job,
because he'd never learned to read.
I asked God why I wasn't more popular.
He showed me a socialite with a thousand friends,
who all left the moment the money and parties were no longer there.
I asked God why I wasn't smarter.
He showed me a natural born genius,
serving life in prison for making ill use of his knowledge.
I asked God why He put up with a thankless sinner like me.
He showed me His Bible.
He showed me His Son
who took my place at the judgment.
I knew then how much He loved me.

What's eating you today?
Are your problems weighing heavy on your heart?
Know, then, that you are loved.

5 comments:

Amber @ Cafe Physique said...

That was very powerful. I was especially convicted by the "why do I have to work" part. I'm giving thanks every day for my job because lately I've been wishing that I could just have a break...no more working for a while. I want more time to just live my life, but then I remember all of those who have lost jobs, and I am thankful.

Ebun said...

Lovely post Chris. We need this reminder.

Keshi said...

so profound! thanks Chris.

I always say to myself that no matter what Im luckier than many out there. Thats my way of battling the battles.

Keshi.

Belle said...

Yes he does!

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Perfect sermon.

God bless.