God’s Boxes of Love

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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.”

2 Responses to God’s Boxes of Love

  1. mwasseh says:

    leaving the past behind us isnt always easy especially when we feel we have wronged both man and God.Thanks to his amazing love that never changes he doesnt overlook but forgives.Thnx chriss for reminding us the boxes

    • Chris Njogu says:

      Hey brother,
      Thanks for the comment.We as human beings spend so much time looking back at what we lost, or focus so much on our future in heaven, that we miss what God has for us right now! I pray that we should see what God is doing now and thank Him continually.