He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
Forcing the Bloom
Several days had passed since I bought the beautiful large, plump rose. I cut the stem at an angle, under water as the directions suggested. Then I placed it in a special bud vase, and set it on my husband's washstand. He is fond of roses, and although this flower didn't have much fragrance, it was lovely to look at.
The flower just wasn't opening like I thought it should.
"I'll help it," I thought. So carefully, I pried the blush color petals open.
Perhaps you have tried to force a flower to open before it is ready. It didn't work for me! Too often I am impatient with how things are going and just 'have to' get involved to try help speed up the process.
Forcing the bloom of this flower to fully open brought home the message to me that it is wise to be patient. There is a rhythm, and a time, for everything. My impatience helps nothing!
Thank you, Lord, You make everything beautiful, in Your time. That is Good News.
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
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