Here is a lovely anecdote with a poem, I just loved it, so i am sharing it.I firmly believe that God has all the answers for me and he knows what is good for me. If something bad happens to me, then he wants to teach me a lesson, may be its me who is not able to understand what he is trying to tell me.And when I get something good, then he is rewarding me for my gooD Karma. And the people who suffer always live very near to god and are very dear to him whereas those who hurt others are always sent in this world as the messengers of Satan.

A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice.The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals. The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and ministry.But because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do.Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud without tearing it, the older preacher began to recite the following poem:
It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petalsWith these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowersIs not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so sweetly,Then, in my hands, they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,This flower of God's design,Then how can I have the wisdomTo unfold this life of mine?
So I'll trust in Him for leadingEach moment of my day.
I will look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.The pathway that lies before me,Only my Heavenly Father knows.I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,Just as He unfolds the rose.



Jayashree said…
Nice one. Will take up the tag soon.
Rush said…
loved the punchline...unfold momemts, just as he unfolds the rose!! i could visualise it!!
SG said…
Nice post. Only He can guide us.
Sandhya said…
I believe in destiny and do my best to be truthful to myself and my conscience.
You are a good writer, Renu. God bless you.

Now, I have tagged you for the first time. It will be fun for doing it and all the youngsters will know that people of our age too, enjoy some good music of any type! I know I am OLDER than you!!
SR said…
That was nice! Very apt timing..
Renu said…
Jayshree; Thanx:)

RUSH: its so true.
Renu said…
SG:Yes, we ae just puppet in His hands and keep worrying because of our ignorance.

Sandhya: I also believe in Destiny and Karma...our own Karma make our destiny.

Thank you Sandhya for tagging me, I will do it soon. Yeah every generation has its own definition of fun and entertainment.
Renu said…
Shades of Grey: Thanx:)

SR: ... :)

JP Joshi: This is the eternal truth and we suffer only because we forget it sometimes.
Sara said…
This is a beautiful parallelism between life and a rose bud.Thanks for sharing.
Reflections said…
Nice...and oh so true:-))
Renu said…
Sara: yeah it is:)

Reflections: yeah:)
sunder said…
go throught this link...
Renu said…
Seems to be written by an atheist, will read it at leisure, though I am a very religious person:)
Smitha said…
That was a beautiful post! I had missed quite a few of your posts last week - Hope I have covered all of them now :)
Renu said…
Smitha: Thanx Smitha and yes you have covered everything:)
Rachit Aggarwal said…
Very true.

Life always has different plan for you than what you had planned for life and that plan is more beautiful for you.

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