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The Rose

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Hi dear friends,

Here is a delightful story / poem that was sent to me by a friend. As far as I know the author is unknown. I hope it will bless you as it has blessed me.

"A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in
the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do,
he was asking the older preacher for some advice. The older preacher walked
up to a rose bush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to
open it without tearing any of the petals. The young preacher looked in
disbelief at the older preacher 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 ministry. But, because of his great respect for the older preacher,
he proceeded to try and unfold the rosebud while keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do. Noticing
the young preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud without tearing it, the
older preacher 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,
Then, in my hands, they die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
The 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's 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."

If anybody knows the author of this delight story/poem, please let me know. God bless.

Best wishes,
That's a lovely poem snowrose. Who better could we leave the unfolding of our lives to than our awesome God.
Very beautiful snowrose. Thank you so much for sharing

No matter how many times I read this, this poem really moves me. It reminds me of how great God's plans are for our lifes. And that God and God alone knows what is best for us.