但 祂給我一棵 又難看又有刺的仙人掌
但 祂給我許多 又醜陋又可怕的毛毛蟲
那些毛毛蟲也變成 美麗的蝴蝶 飄舞在春風裡
I asked the Lord for a bunch of fresh flowers
but instead he gave me an ugly cactus
with many thorns.
I asked the Lord for some beautiful butterflies
but instead he gave me many ugly and dreadful worms.
I was threatened,
I was disappointed,
But after many days,
I saw the cactus bloomed
with many beautiful flowers,
And those worms
became beautiful butterflies, flying in the Spring wind.
God's way is the best way.
June 27, 1982
Department of Psychology,National Taiwan Univ