How beautiful from the core

As it extends far and wide;

The scent of a rose so wonderful

With a beauty it cannot hide.

Birthed from the soil below;

How could this possibly be?

Wrapped in manure at its inception

Becoming a wonder to smell and see.

The scent of a rose is a miracle

Along with its floral head,

That creates a beauty that surpasses all

In its precious garden bed.

The scent of a rose is a testament

That a creator does exist,

And that from the depths of darkness in the soil of the heart

God’s hand is in our midst.

From ashes to beauty it’s a reminder

That nothing is impossible with the Lord,

And that many treasures will burst forth

As His sovereignty unfolds.

The scent of a rose is beautiful;

One of the sweetest we can smell,

As we reflect on God’s goodness and His kindness

And on His miracles as well.

But every rose has its thorn;

It’s a reminder to take care,

To admire but not to ever abuse

Since there’s a mission that it shares.

Our Jesus wore the crown of thorns

But His beauty He did reveal,

And the sweetest aroma of His sacrifice

When our eternal life He sealed.

He rose again and defeated the grave

Along with every darkness and sin;

Our Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior

Who saves our soul within.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth’, and it was so.”  Genesis 1:11

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

“To give them beauty for ashes…the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”  Isaiah 61:3

“When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand.  And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’”  Matthew 27:29

“That Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4

“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!”  Psalm 8:9

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