It's just a good thing God above
Has never gone on strike
Because He wasn't treated fair
Or for things he didn't like

If He had ever 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 moon give no more light
and run the oceans dry

Then, just to make it really tough
And put the pressure on
Turn off the air and oxygen
Till every breath is gone

Do you know, He'd be justified
If fairness was the game
For no-one has been more abused
Or treated with disdain

Than 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 everything we owe

We don't care whom we hurt or harm
To gain the things we like
But what a mess we'd all be in
If God should go on strike.

To the world, you may just be somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.

Richard D. Dover
In His Steps Ministries
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