Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm borrowing this beautiful poem from Christine's blog today - thanks for sharing it!

I Asked God
Author: Unknown

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things;

I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise;
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of man,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God;

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy things;
I got nothing I asked for – but everything I had hoped for,
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered,
I among all men, most richly blessed.

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