Who Is Blessed?
This is a poem that I memorized as a child to recite for performances with Children's Bible Hour.
I was a part of CBH from age 3 to almost 16. I don't know exactly what age I was when I memorized this poem (and many other poems and scripture texts), but my guess is sometime between age 10 and 14. The age that I was at the time doesn't really matter at this point. What is more noteworthy, is that even now, as an adult, I still remember this poem well enough to retell it. In a world that has been acting rather irrational and crazy in the past year especially, this is a very good lesson that more adults ought to remember and share with their children. Please read it over.
The Thought at the bottom of this post is a my comment that I added in 2009 when I typed this up into a printed form for some purpose that I don't remember now. But I still agree with that thought. The poem itself is not my words, and unfortunately, I don't know who the author was.
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Today upon a bus I saw a little girl
with golden hair,
I envied her she seemed so happy, and oh I wished I were so fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed she had a smile.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two feet, the world is mine.
He seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm.
It’s nice to deal with you I said, such courtesy I seldom find.
He turned and said, “Oh thank you ma’am”, and then I saw that he was blind.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes, the world is mine.
He stood and watched while others played, it seemed he knew not what to do.
I watched a moment then I said, “Why don’t you join the others dear?”
He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew he could not hear.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two ears, the world is mine.
With ears to hear what I should know; Oh God, forgive me when I whine,
I’m Blessed Indeed, the world is mine!