Friday, October 22, 2010

A Tiny 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.

And the secret of unfolding flowers is not known to such as I.
God opens this flower so sweetly, when in my hands it dies.

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.

Poem written by Pastor Darryl L. Brown, 1974

Postscript:My sweet blogging friend Jenni in Texas, wrote me after she read this post and told me about a beautiful song called, "When God Unfolds the Rose," which was written by Frank O'Brien, and performed by Tim Spell. I found this video presentation on YouTube, and it is truly an awesome song. I hope you will take the time to listen to it -- it will enrich and bless your day.

Thank you, Jenni, for sharing this beautiful song.


Jenni said...

How absolutely lovely! And how true...

racheld said...

With all your varied subject matter, and all your wide-spread scenes---you still manage to make me smile every morning.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you, Janie!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

As always, this is so lovely. Thank you, Janie.


Sheila :-)

Tonja said...

Oh how we get things in a mess when we try to 'unfold the rose' faster than God intends. But, we just keep trying. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. I had never heard it before. But it is one that is worth remembering!

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful! I especially love the colors in that first one!

Carolyn said...