Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Rose

Please click on the following video clip.  It is about 3 and a half minutes.  Please.  Listen here and then come back to continue reading...

Click below on The Rose...

The Rose

I have no idea of actually knowing who reads this blog.  This fact, alone, can overwhelm me at times.  What is more important is that if you have found yourself on this blog today having just heard that video, it is no coincidence and I want you to know something...

#1 You are that rose.

#2  Jesus wants the rose.

I am that rose, too.  And as much as we sometimes like to fight the idea of God, His Son, and what that may or may not mean for us in the afterlife, I would simply like to ask you to just quit.  Quit fighting.  We were designed to know in our hearts that something bigger than ourselves exists.  To me, it's worth the risk of being wrong about God.  To be right, I lose nothing.  In fact, I gain much.  To be wrong, I lose it all. 

Is it worth it to you?  Is it worth the risk to be wrong about the Author of Life and Death?  You are a rose.  A rare one, at that.  And Jesus wants you.  He really does.  Quit the fight.  All He wants is a willingness on your part.  Let Him do the rest.  Won't you ask Him today?

Lord, if you are real and I want to believe that you are, help me to know you.  Please come into my heart and take up residency.  Forgive me for failing in this life.  Help me to accept that I am to you, indeed, a rose.  Help me to understand that you love me, that you want me, and that I am worthy enough to have a relationship with your Son, Jesus.  Help me to understand who you are.  Help me to love you.  Teach me about your love for me. I want to belong to you.  I want to know you.  In Jesus' Name. -Amen

If you prayed those words, tell someone about it.  Get yourself a Bible and start reading.  The book of John is a good place to start.  You are loved, my dear sweet rose.  I am praying, praising and thanking God for YOU.



  1. I cried and cried at the video! How many people are scarred by us in the body of Christ?! I know sometimes it's blatant, but sometimes it more subtle; but hurt is hurt. Thank you so much for this post! I add my prayers to yours for anyone who reads this post and also the ones who pray that prayer. God bless you!

    1. Thank you. I cried, as well. It is quite moving.