Wednesday, July 7, 2010

God's Rosebud

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--- On Wed, 6/30/10, Gerry Gribbin  wrote:

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:10 PM
Subject: FW: God's Rosebud


GOD'S Rosebud

A new pastor
Was walking with an older,
More seasoned pastor
In the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure

About what God
Had for him to do,
He was asking the older pastor
For some advice.
The older pastor

Walked up to a rosebush
And handed the young pastor
A rosebud and told him
To open it
Without tearing off any petals.

The young pastor
Looked in disbelief
At the older 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 ministry.

But because of his great 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
This was to do.

Noticing the younger pastors's inability
To unfold the rosebud
Without tearing it,
The older 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 easily,
But 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 God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step of the way."

"The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."

Please share this poem
With a friend
If you enjoyed
Being reminded
To let go
And let God
Unfold your life.




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