Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Rose

We have a new lady named Eunice that is attending our church. On Valentine's Day she brought a beautiful, long-stemmed rose and gave it in the offering. I found a bud vase in the kitchen and placed the rose on a display shelf that is currently on our main bulletin board. The following service, Eunice came to me and thanked me for displaying the rose. She then said, "When I saw this rose, it was so beautiful and I knew I had to bring it to Jesus, my true Valentine." Her sincerity touched me. She asked if I would take a picture of it for her and I couldn't resist sharing it with you. It is gorgeous and somehow I feel deep in my heart, that when this rose bloomed it was reserved for Eunice from the Creator, her Valentine.

4 comments:

  1. How lovely. Those of us who are protestant often forget, in our reliance on the Word, the place flowers, candles, and art have in setting the stage for worship. This woman's offering was an act of worship as real as any song or prayer. Your recognizing it as such may be more significant in her spiritual growth, and possibly even your own, than you can even imagine.

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  2. Helen - it also caused me to recall the story of the widow's mite. The Pharisees would regard this offering of a rose as insignificant, but I am sure God took notice and was honored.

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  3. I love roses. When I was in Bible college, and my husband to be and I were dating, I used to save all the roses he gave me. I finally ended up having to throw away at least 15 very dead roses. I hope you are feeling better and that you'll have a blessed Southern conference. You are in my prayers.

    Carol

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  4. Carol - thanks for dropping by. I have been on antibiotics for a week and I do feel better. I am not 100% yet, but definitely improved. The southern conference was absolutely fabulous. One of the best!

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