Thursday, November 10, 2011

God's Rosebud

Today I read this story and although it is written in a Christian environment, I thought, how true it is in relation to our Hindu philosophy too, that God has written our fate and only He knows it what is in it, if we want to know it we will surely mess up with it. As the time passes, a single leaf opens up and shows us what is ahead in our lives.

One day a new minister was walking with an old and more seasoned minister in the garden. 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 over a rosebud to the young preacher 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 this 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 to him ...

"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 along the way."

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

you enjoy reading the poem being reminded to let go.... and let God unfold your life.

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