Unfold the Rose


For this is what the LORD says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other. 

– Isaiah 45:18


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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, Then, in my hands, they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud, This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I have the wisdom, To unfold this life of mine?
So I’ll trust in Him for leading, Each moment of my 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.

Observe a seedling and explain how something dead will grow and produce food for us. The next time that it rains, explain how we know what rain smells like. Listen to the laughter of children and wonder why laughter is good to hear. Take a step farther and remember the people who were lost, hurt, misled, rebellious or sick and observe how healings came.

There is no other explanation but God Almighty. Come to Him, one and all, and let Him show you who He is and what He will do for you.

– Ann Reilley

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