Saturday, October 26, 2013

When God Unfolds the Rose

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, shared 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 inspiring song.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Just gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous, Janie!



Pat said...

Hi Janie,

What a sweet reminder to start this beautiful Saturday morning.

Thank you,
Pat in Tallahassee

Sue said...

OH janie, I can't tell you how much this song and the poem meant to me! just so beautiful, and your photos as always are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


Dorothy said...

Beautiful!! Perfect song to go with the gorgeous pictures!

Jenni said...

Oh Wow, dear friend... I didn't realize that you had posted this again.... Thank you... Actually, there is something wonderful and new unfolding in my life right now....and I want to rush things....thanks for the reminder that "only God can unfold the Rose"... ok, now I want to bawl.. sniff sniff...