By, Donna M. Monnig
Have you ever noticed how often we human beings take things for granted? It’s so easy to get caught up in the rat-race that is life; to get frustrated when things don’t go our way; to be jealous or envious of others; to forget how much we truly have to be thankful for, and get angry when life isn’t fair. We’re all guilty of it at some point or another. However, while we’re busy being outraged with righteous indignation at the unfairness of it all, we never stop to think about someone who has been treated and neglected far worse than any of us, God. The following poem by, Walt Huntley, puts this into perspective.
If God Should Go On Strike
How good it is that God above
has never gone on strike,
Because He was not treated fair
in things He didn’t like.
If only once, He’d given up and
said, “That’s it. I’m through.
I’ve had enough of those on Earth
so this is what I’ll do:
I’ll give my orders to the sun
cut off the heat supply!
And to the moon–give no more light,
and run the oceans dry.
Then to make things really tough
and put the pressure on,
Turn off all the vital oxygen till
every breath is gone!”
You know He would be justified
if fairness was the game,
For no one has been more abused
or met with more disdain
Then God, and yet He carries on,
supplying you and me
With all the favors of His grace,
and everything for free.
Men say they want a better deal,
and so on strike they go,
But what a deal we’ve given God
to whom all things we owe.
We don’t care whom we hurt
to gain the things we like;
But what a mess we’d all be in
if God should go on strike.
— Walt Huntley
Scary thought isn’t it? What would we do if God wasn’t so patient with us? How often do we forget to thank Him for all of the gifts that He has bestowed upon us?