Forcing the Flower
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
What a beautiful large, plump rose! I cut the stem at an angle, under water, as the directions suggested. I placed it in a special bud vase, and set it on my husband’s washstand.
In a day or so, the flower just wasn’t opening like I thought it should.
“I’ll help it,” I thought.
Carefully, I pried open the blush color petals. 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 I get involved to try and “help” speed up the process. Forcing this flower to open clearly brought home the message to me that, even though it is ok to be an action person, it is also wise to be patient. There is a rhythm, and a time (key words: His time), for everything. Thank you , Lord, You make everything beautiful, in Your time.
That is Good News.