A rose will simply not exist

Without its row of thorns,

But its beauty and its sweet aroma

Every garden it adorns.

It’s symbolic of joy and wisdom

With a tremendous power too,

As it’s considered the queen of the garden

With a majesty to view.

Enduring passion is the trademark of red

Whilst humility and innocence the white;

The yellow rose depicts friendship and joy

Whilst the pink an appreciative delight.

A red and white that’s side by side

Portrays a message that’s symbolic;

It represents the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

And His resurrection, pure and holy.

Jesus walked amongst the thorns

As a recipient of scathing remarks,

Particularly from the Pharisees

With their piercing words so sharp.

Yet He was pure and so perfect

So humble and innocent too;

A pure rose that walked amongst us

With a fragrance lovely and true.

He possessed the beauty of wisdom

And reflected the Father’s power;

He’s our King of Kings, our Saviour and Lord

So required for this hour.

He endured the pain on the cross

As His passion was for our souls;

A humiliating and public death

But with a mission to uphold.

He wore the infamous crown of thorns

Our precious Jesus, our rose,

But He conquered the grave and rose again

Defeating all of His foes.

(C) P.B. 2019

“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS”.  Revelation 19:16