Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member


    A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher. 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 for his ministry. Because of his high respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to TRY to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal in tact...It wasn't long before he realized how it was impossible to do so.

    Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it in tact, the older preacher began to tell 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 sweetly,
    When in my hands they fade and die.
    If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
    This flower of GOD's design,
    Then how can I think I have wisdom
    To unfold this life of mine?

    So I'll trust in Him for His leading
    Each moment of every 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.

    -- Author Unknown
  2. MusicTeacher

    MusicTeacher New Member

    Thanks Danny for posting it. It's so true too!

    A lovely posting which really met a need in me today.

    Thanks again
    Music Teacher (UK)
  3. Dulcimerkid

    Dulcimerkid New Member

    what a wonderful story and poem.
    It goes along so well with my adult Bible study class our Pastor had this morning, about the parables God wants all to be saved but some harden their hearts. When we put our full trust in Jesus than we blossom and grow!