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Heavens Gold

Unfolding the Rose
Author Unknown

 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 rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any 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 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 preacher's
inability to unfold the rosebud without tearing it, the older preacher began
to recite the following poem...

                                            R0SEBUD

      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.

Please share this poem with a friend if you enjoyed being reminded to let go
and let God unfold your life.

                    May God richly bless you today

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