Hello my brothers and sisters in the Lord, i got this beautiful message via e-mail, it speak to my heart, and blessed me so much, I believe it will bless you too as you read it. May the Lord unfold the petals of your life beautifully. Remain blessed. Your sister in HIM.
Opening the Rose
A young, new graduate from Bible college was walking with an older, more seasoned pastor in the garden one day, and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he began inquiring of the older pastor. The pastor walked up to a rosebush and handed the young man a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.
The new graduate looked in disbelief at the pastor and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the WILL OF GOD for his life and for his ministry. Because of his high respect for the older pastor, he proceeded to TRY to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact...It wasn't long before he realized how impossible it was to do so.
Noticing the young man's inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the pastor began to recite the following poem:
It is only a tiny rosebud, A flower of God's design; But I cannot unfold the petals With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers Is not known to such as I. GOD opens this flower so sweetly, When in my hands they fade and die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud, This flower of God's design, Then how can I think I have
wisdom To unfold this life of mine?
So I'll trust in Him for His leading Each moment of every day. I will look to Him for His guidance Each step of the pilgrim way.
The pathway that lies before me, Only my Heavenly Father knows. I'll trust Him to unfold the moments, Just as He unfolds the rose. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” _1 Corinthians 15:58