When I received these lovely roses from my fiance, they were so fresh and beautiful – vibrant and full of life that I didn’t want to throw them away. But they faded away very soon. I knew everything returns to the dust of the earth, but I wanted to do something to treasure them for a lifetime.
So, I dried them for seven long months. Yeah, it needed a lot of patience. Then, I painted them with bright metallic colors. I was stunned at how the artwork turned out – it gave me immense pleasure and I was overjoyed at my handiwork.
I gifted back those flowers to my darling husband, who decorated his desk with the aesthetically pleasing artwork. Oh! How he loved them! These flowers are 3 years and 2 months old today and they still add beauty to his workplace.
This simple craft work taught me a valuable lesson for life –
Just like those fresh roses, God made us beautiful – a part of His lovely creation – in fact, more elegant than those pretty flowers. Matthew 6:30 says, “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field… will he not much more clothe you?” Isn’t it true that He values us more than we value ourselves? I believe I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Yet, there might be seasons of dryness in the journey of life, but remember God is working through the dry season, to make us strikingly brilliant – to turn us into a unique art piece. The roses had to look dull and dead for seven long months before they exhibited magnificent beauty. No matter what dryness or deadness you are experiencing in life, remember you are soon going to be enamored with God’s radiance and awesomeness.
He’s in the making…
Through it all, through it all
His eyes are on you.
If Dead Roses can be made Real again, I can only imagine how God can turn our mortal bodies to immortal, to live with Him forever.
Only He can make the mortal immortal!
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