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    *****Can you unfold a rose bud?*****

    At some point in our lives, we are all searching and looking for answers. This poem puts succinctly what life is all about.....

    GOD'S Rosebud

    A new minister
    was walking with an older,
    more seasoned minister
    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...

    "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 easily,
    But 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 God for leading
    Each moment of my day.
    I will look to God for guidance
    In each step of the way."

    "The path that lies before me,
    Only my Lord knows.
    I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
    Just as He unfolds the rose."
    ...being a human...



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