主说“不”

 

 

 

我求主拿走我的骄傲,

主说“不”。

祂说不是祂应拿走,

而是我应交出。

 

我求主医治孩子的残疾,

主说“不”。

祂说她的灵魂完整,

身体只是暂时。

 

我求主赐我忍耐,

主说“不”。

祂说忍耐由患难而生,

须赚取,并非赐予。

 

我求主给我快乐,

主说“不”。

祂说祂赏赐恩典,

是否快乐全在于我。

 

我求主免我痛苦,

主说“不”。

祂说:“痛苦领你与我更亲近,

使你脱离世上的担忧。”

 

我求主使我灵命成长,

主说“不”。

祂说我必须自己长大,

但祂会修剪,叫我结果子更多。

 

我问主是否爱我,

主说“是”。

祂赐下爱子,为我而死,

有一日我会在天堂,

因为……我相信。

 

我求主帮助我爱别人,

像祂爱我一样。

主说:“到现在,

你总算想通了。”

 

 

And God said, “No.”

 

 

I asked God to take away my pride,

And God said, “No.”

He said it was not for Him to take away,

But for me to give up.

 

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

And God said, “No.”

He said her spirit is whole,

Her body is only temporary.

 

I asked God to grant me patience.

And God said, “No.”

He said patience is a by-product of tribulation,

It isn’t granted, it is earned.

 

I asked God to give me happiness,

And God said, “No.”

He said He gives blessings,

Happiness is up to me.

 

I asked God to spare me pain,

And God said, “No.”

He said, “Suffering draws you apart from

Worldly cares and brings you closer to Me.”

I asked God to make my spirit grow,

And God said, “No.”

He said I must grow on my own,

But He will prune me to make it fruitful.

 

I asked God if He loved me,

And God said, “Yes.”

He gave me His only son, who died for me.

And I will be in Heaven someday

Because……I believe.

 

I asked God to help me love others,

As much as He loves me,

And God said: “Ah finally, you have the idea.”

 

By Claudia Minden Welsz.

 

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