Thursday, April 14, 2011

When God Said: "No!"


I got this beautiful yet so inspiring piece of poetry from kak Asmir Agoes on AFS Bina Antarbudaya alumni group. Then I decided to put it on my blog. Enjoy it :)



When I asked God
to take away My habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
But for you to give it up.

I asked God
to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole,
his body is only temporary.

I asked God
to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;
It isn't granted,
it is learned.

I asked God
to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings;
Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws brings you closer to me.

I asked God
to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you
to make you fruitfull.

I asked God
for all things
That I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life,
So that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God
to help me LOVE others,
as much as He loves me..
God said...
Ahhhh, Finally you have the idea.
If you love God,
THIS DAY IS YOURS
DON'T THROW IT AWAY

May God Bless You,

'To the world you might be one person,
But to one person you just might be the world'

'May the Lord Bless you and keep you,
May the Lord Make his face shine upon you,
And give you Peace.......

Forever'


Amen.