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