Wednesday, 13 April 2011

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Spring is here in all its fresh glory, and the world is becoming more colourful, one flower at a time, over time. This season the Great Gardener has been teaching me patience through His natural revelation and Special Revelation.

It was just about the same time that I read this quote {below} when I noticed tight, tiny bulbs of green appearing on the rose bushes outside my door. I knew that colours were coming, and spring was humming about pretty petals and sweet smells. But I had to wait. And wait I did, with a camera in hand and excited anticipation in heart. Days passed, and the buds began their slow unfolding. Days passed, and the buds began to blossom. Days passed, and now they are blooming big.

"Cease meddling with God's plans and will. You touch anything of His, and you mar the work. You may move the hands of a clock to suit you, but you do not change the time; so you may hurry the unfolding of God's will, but you harm and do not help the work. You can open a rosebud, but you spoil the flower. Leave all to Him. Hands down. Thy will, not mine." - Stephen Merrit {Streams in the Desert}

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this, Angela. This was very timely for me.