Sunday, June 20, 2010

If Hashem Were To Go On Strike

Here's a really great poem to help you realize how much Hashem does for us!!
Taken from a tape, The Iron Butterfly, by Suki and Ding

It’s just a good thing that Hashem above has never gone on strike,
Because He wasn’t treated for or for the things he didn’t like.
And if He had just once sat down 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 your heat supply,
And to the clouds, give no more rain and run those oceans dry.”
And just to make it tough and to put the pressure on,
He’d cut off all the oxygen ‘til every breath is gone.

Do you know that Hashem would be justified if fairness were the game,

For no one has been more abused or treated with disdain.
And yet Hashem has carried on supplying you and me,
With all the favors in His world and everything for free.

No more would flowers bud in spring and food just wouldn’t grow,

And summer turn to winter, Hashem can do it all, you know.
He could make the daytime pitch black so we’d see our way no more,
There’s just so much Hashem can do to even up the score!

Men say they want a better deal and so on strike they go,

But what a deal we’ve given Hashem to whom everything we owe?
We don’t care who we hurt or harm to gain the things we like,
But what a mess we’d all be in if Hashem were to go on strike!!

Please let me know what you think about this and how this can help you enhance your appreciation for what you do have!


  1. Its good (and helfpul) to focus on all the good things we have and get every day. Never take anything for granted.

  2. We often think of all the mitzvos we do for Hashem, but we can never begin to repay Hashem for all the kindness he bestows upon us every second, of every day! Even the fact that you are able to breathe without being attached to an oxygen tube is a miracle!! Have extra kavanah during modim, to thank Hashem for all His goodness.

  3. CN-that's right. The more we focus on the good we have, the more positive and happy we can become!

    luv-that's so true. We can never "repay" Hashem for the good He does for us! He gives and gives non stop and it is so important to keep appreciating it!


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