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From the Preacher’s Pen: Just Enough


I came across a poem of sorts on the internet the other day. It is intended to be an expression of hope for blessings to another. The woman who was overheard reciting the verse introduced it with the following words, “When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.” Here is the poem:

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

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A pretty sentiment. It reminds me of Paul’s words to Timothy, “And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content” (1 Timothy 6:8). Of course, the threshold of “just enough” can not be reached unless God is present in one’s life. And if God is there, then any amount we receive suffices! Remember Jesus’ words, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

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