Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Rose From My Garden Just For You


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A Rose From My Garden … I Give To You



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 intact…It wasn’t long before he realized how impossible it was to do so.

Noticing the younger preacher’s inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, 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 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.

~ © Bryan T. Burgess ~



I just came across this poem and thought it would go hand in hand with this rose from my garden. Just another one of God’s little miracles with a wonderful life lesson . May we all stop and smell the roses along the pathway of our lives. May we all stop and listen and we just might hear the voice of God whispering our name and reassuring us to keep trusting Him to guide us along lives pathway, for He loves us and promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us.

God is Good no matter what the circumstances may be. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

Hugs and Smiles

Dianne :)


  1. God has capacity beyond what we understand or able to do.... so true.


  2. That is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. Thank You for posting this, Dianne. Beautiful photo too. Photos of flowers that have dew drops on them are one my favorite kind of photos.

  3. Beautiful Dianne, love it all and take it to heart. Thank you.

  4. Perfect match of the rose with the poem, Dianne!

  5. Yes, the Lord Blessed me with this story and poem also. I am glad I had the opportunity to share it with you all. Thankyou for stopping by and leaving your comments. :)Hope you all are having a good week.:)

  6. Hi, Im home. Im home. What a beautiful Rose . She is stunning. I love the color and the whole blog. Im very tired from the trip today and will catch up soon. Thanks for stopping.
    Missed you
    Lisa xo

  7. and your my first stop. Smiles and Hugs.

    I havent even downloaded my photos or unpacked.
    I guess that can all wait.
    It also was a nice day to travel driving all the way back in one day.

  8. Loved the truth of the poem. I waited a little later in my life to stop trying to unfold myself but all is well now..I put myself in His hands.

    Lovely rose to illustrate the meaning of the words, Dianne. (((HUGS)))

  9. Hi Dianne,

    Just letting people know that I changed my url address. Gerry had to delete me and then re-follow me on the new address. Didnt want people to think I disappeard!

    Have a great weekend.

  10. Thank you Lisa for coming by to see me so soon after returning home. I really did miss you my dear friend.:)

  11. Thank you all for your thoughts and kind comments and for taking time to stop by for a visit, and most of all for your friendship. You all are so very special.
    Love and Hugs
    Dianne :)

  12. Thank you for post of this poem, a startling remembrance to leave the driving to God. I think I am, at times, still quite like that young(er) Minister. Big Smiles

  13. Hello, beautiful rose, and the poem goes very well with it.
    hope you have a beautiful day
    God bless

  14. Hello Diane, Just came by to say 'Good Evening' and see if any new photographs or lovely words. Hoping you are well as can be. Leaving a Big Smile Pie.

  15. A beautiful rose with a most beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. Summer is almost over where did it all go. The season of autumn is not to far away. I am so not ready.. Take care hugs Carrie

  16. Had to have one more look here. We have so much of the same music . I see lots I had at spaces here and did take the ocean sounds of my play list.
    Was going to add MWS and Grace but see you have . I will come on over here to listen to it.
    Love and Hugs and Big Smiles !!!

  17. Lisa you are more than welcome to add from my placelist any song you want. They are there to share. You should go ahead and add MWS. Grace is such a Beautiful and Moving song. You and I like alot of the same music. We both have good taste. :)

  18. Thank you all for your thoughts and comments. :)


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