The Miracle of the Rose
“Can anything happen without the Lord’s permission?”
Nothing that happens to us is by chance.
On the event of my first birthday since the passing of my father, I asked the Lord for a gift from my Dad. I asked Him to allow my Dad to give me something through His love.
Then my brother ended up in the hospital. As I arrived home after spending the day in the hospital, I thought, “Lord, was that my gift?” What kind of gift is that?
The next day, as I worked in the yard, a casual glance took my eyes to a beautiful rose shining forth through an elephant ear plant. That hidden rose bush had never bloomed! I knew instantly that this was my Dad’s birthday gift! Quickly, I clipped the rose and placed it in front of my Dad’s picture. My birthday gift!
I had been so worried about my brother, I had not seen the gift that the Lord had made right in front of my eyes. It’s a lesson of always keeping our eyes, ears and heart wide open.
What gift has the Lord shared with you this day?
© 1998 by Rosie Bridges
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