Drink from Your Saucer Too
John Telgren


I recently came across this poem. I do not know the source of it, but the sentiments reflect the attitude should strive for as Christians. Philippians 4:8-9 says this:

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

Here is a poem that expresses a similar sentiment:


I Hope You Are Drinking From Your Saucer Too
(Author Unknown)

I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much-I'm happy anyhow.
And as I go along life's way, I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven't got a lot of riches, and sometimes the going gets tough,
But I've got loving ones all around me, and that makes me rich enough.
I thank God for his blessings, and the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin,
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
And the sun peeped through again.

So, Lord, help me not to gripe
About the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough,
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blest enough.

And may I never be too busy
To help others bear their loads.
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed.