I moved several roses out of the main flower bed and relegated them to an abandoned spot in the back where they languished for years without being tended. They were puny and sick. I dug up and disposed of several and when the time came to put in my Back to Eden Garden, on a whim I moved the three surviving things back up to the perennial garden. I thought they were all a Freedom Hedge Rose but alas, I was wrong. There was one special rose that survived, one I purchased 15 years ago and moved from one house to the other.
|Coral Floribunda Rose|
Jesus told the church at Ephesus that he saw their hard work, he saw their faithfulness and endurance - but they had forgotten their first love. As seasoned believers we can get so caught up in the work of being a Christ Follower, that we forget the joy of our first love. We lose the faith of a child. So God used a rose today to remind me that He can do much more than I expect and he reminded me of that first love.