The Rose

It’s only a tiny rosebud-a flower of God’s design;

But I can’t unfold the petals with these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers is not known to such as I—

The flower God opens so sweetly in my hands would 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,

And I’ll look to Him for His guidance each step of the pilgrim way.

For the pathway that lies before me my Heavenly Father knows–

I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments just as He unfolds the rose.

Taken from the Joni Eareckson Tada devotional entitled More Precious Than Silver. Simply stated that it’s written by ‘A missionary ‘.

Author: Viv

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

6 thoughts on “The Rose”

  1. Wow, such a wonderful, true poem! Do you know the missionary’s name, Vivi?

    On Sat, Jun 2, 2018, 7:27 PM God’s Whispers of Truth wrote:

    > God’s Whispers of Truth posted: “It’s only a tiny rosebud-a flower of > God’s design; But I can’t unfold the petals with these clumsy hands of > mine. The secret of unfolding flowers is not known to such as I— The > flower God opens so sweetly in my hands would fade and die. If I cannot ” >

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  2. I found it in a book and all that was listed was ‘a missionary.’ The book is a devotional by Joni Eareckson Tada called More Precious Than Silver. I tried searching on Google but couldn’t find the person who wrote it, maybe someone else will know.😊 ❤

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