Pink Rose (Object Lesson)
Updated: Jun 15, 2019
The same power that upholds nature, is working also in man. The same great laws that guide alike the star and the atom control human life. The laws that govern the heart's action, regulating the flow of the current of life to the body, are the laws of the mighty Intelligence that has the jurisdiction of the soul. From Him all life proceeds. Only in harmony with Him can be found its true sphere of action. For all the objects of His creation the condition is the same
—a life sustained by receiving the life of God, a life exercised in harmony with the Creator's will. To transgress His law, physical, mental, or moral, is to place one's self out of harmony with the universe, to introduce discord, anarchy, ruin. To him who learns thus to interpret its teachings, all nature becomes illuminated; the world is a lesson book, life a school. The unity of man with nature and with God, the universal dominion of law, the results of transgression, cannot fail of impressing the mind and molding the character.~ Ellen G. White
Have you ever felt God speaking to you through Nature?
Last Friday, a Beautiful Pink Rose was given to me at my friend Sherri's sisters funeral! I was honestly thinking it was going to die quickly without water in the heat, trapped inside a car and I had to wait hours before getting home to Palmdale which was over an hour away. I did not want to throw it away since I love Rose's and it was beautiful! I ended up praying Lord please sustain it until I get home tonight.
I ended up getting home very late and it was surprisingly still in good shape! I quickly got my scissors, cut it, put it in a small vase filled with water.It has now been 6 days and it still looks just as beautiful if not more Beautiful! I was truly inspired to witness this take place.It was literally a Miracle of Nature and an object lesson!
We are like this Rose sometimes filled with thorns. Sometimes, we are dying spiritually and just like this rose could dry out like our spiritual life can do the same.For a moment , this Rose did not have the sunlight it needed, nor the water or anything to help it survive but it did have the most important thing it had God the creator of it.God is the true sustained of all things.
Our true source is God and just like this Rose even with its thorns, trials, challenges and pain God still sustains us even when we feel like giving up and can no longer make it! He allows thorns and pain to grow us and mold us into His image and character.
God sustains us and were still breathing, singing, Praising and talking only by His Grace and for a purpose! To brighten someone's day and be a reflection of God's love abiding in our lives just like this Rose draw others to Him with the fragrance of Christ alone who sustains us all.
My mom passed away 7 months ago and everyday people pass away.So greatful for those who die in Christ for we will see them again when Jesus returns in the clouds of heaven.As we live, let us abide in Christ that His fragrance and his character be that hope, light, joy and peace this dark world needs.