Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Servant

A Servant

A young, new servant was walking with an older, more seasoned servant in the garden one day.  He was feeling a bit insecure about what God wants him to do in his service, he was inquiring of the older servant. The older servant walked up to a rosebush and handed the young servant a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.

The young servant looked in disbelief at the older servant 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. But because of his high respect for the older servant , he proceeded to TRY to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact...It wasn’t long before he realized how it was impossible to do so.

Noticing the younger servant’s inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the older servant began to tell 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


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