Rose Picture and Poem


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I wanted to share with you a poem that I have hanging in my front room entryway. I love the poem and the words touched my heart from the minute I read them - making the picture one I just "had" to purchase, bring home, and hang among our living space.



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 know to such as I,

for the flowers God opens so sweetly...in my hand would fade and die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud, this flower of God's design,

then how can I think I have the wisdom to unfold this life of mine?

So I'll trust in time for His leading, each moment of every day,

and I'll look to Him for guidance each step along life's way.

For the path that lies before me, my heavenly Father knows.

I'll trust in Him to unfold each moment, just as He unfolds the rose...


-Author Unknown




So many times my human heart forgets that God has my whole life in His hands - nothing takes Him by surprise - and He makes no mistakes. I can trust Him with today, next week - and the years to come. I can trust Him with my children, my marriage and my home. I can trust Him for the future and rest assured that He wants ONLY was is best for me. He never does anything TO me - but all things FOR me. For my good and His glory. In this knowledge I find peace, contentment and complete security.



Thanks for stopping by. I trust you know His peace for you life. What a wonderful loving Savior is Jesus my Lord.



See you next week,

Jane

16 comments:

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

It's a sweet picture and a lovely poem.

ellen b said...

What a wonderful poem. God is the one who planned and unfolds our life for us. Blessings on you...

Penless Thoughts said...

What a lovely poem.
Susan

Miss Eagle said...

How beautiful. And the poem looks as if it is beautifully framed. I have taken the liberty of copying the words. I have a project at the moment. I am going OTT (over the top) in my bedroom with roses. I think some nice calligraphy and little decoupage are warranted and I will have in words something to go with the theme. Thank you.

Blessings and bliss

Hootin'Anni said...

Love the poem! It's so true too.

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Betty said...

What a beautiful poem and so attractive......

Thanks for visiting with me...Betty

Tracy said...

How wonderful. Thank you.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing it with us.
~Amy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like this and would love to find one for our home! Since I have (and love) roses, it would be a great addition here!

Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

PEA said...

That certainly is a wonderful poem which reminds us to trust God and let Him lead the way! Love the way it's framed also:-) xo

Kristy Jo said...

very pretty the poem and the picture!

nannykim said...

What a precious poem and thoughtful thoughts. And it is true--we can't open the roses without damagaing them--I think it is true for our kids too--we can give the nurturing--like water and fertilizer for a plant, but God has to cause the growth and the opening up ---the display of beauty. And like you said we have to trust him for this!

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Very nice.

Chrissy

Kelli said...

Jane, it's such a pretty picture and what a wonderful poem too!

Kelli

Stephanie said...

Beautiful poem, and what a sweet display for it!

Sharon said...

That is beautiful.

:0) Sharon