The Rosebud

I couldn’t stop the frustration. Sometimes having to wait for something can be disheartening, but to wait without the tiniest hint of an end can be downright exasperating! This was the wheel of aggravating thought I was on this week; the wheel would not stop spinning round and round! That’s when I reminded myself of The Rosebud.

Many moons ago, when I was at university, I learned a poem in one of my drama classes for a program in which I was taking part. The words of the poem touched me deeply. I wrote it down in my Bible for occasional reference. In the 40 plus years since, I’ve often read the words. Its truth always brings me back to a place of inner peace, where I am refreshed in spirit to continue the waiting, and the trusting in my Father’s ways. May this poem by Darryl L. Brown be a blessing to you also.

The Rosebud

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
The flower God opens so gently
In my hands would fade and die

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
How can I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So I’ll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day,
And I’ll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way

For the pathway that lies before me
My heavenly Father knows
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments
Just as he unfolds the rose

This is especially meaningful to me today — it’s my spiritual birthday! I am 50 years old in the Lord! What a day that was on May 21, 1971, a day that put a 14 year old’s life on an unforgettable path filled with the Holy Spirit’s own courage, peace, and guidance. There have been times on the mountaintop and in the valley but never a time of any regret. I look forward to my tomorrows.

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