Asst Vicar’s Message

Asst Vicar’s Message

Rev. George Varghese

Dearly beloved in Christ,

Greetings to all in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praising God Almighty for all His providence and His mercies. One day a young, new preacher was walking with an older more seasoned preacher in the garden. He was feeling insecure about what God had for him to do. So, he inquired of the older preacher. This older preacher walked up to a rose bush and then handed a rosebud to the young preacher. He 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 for his ministry. Because of high 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 it was impossible to do so. Noticing the young preacher’s inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to tell the following poem.

“It is only a tiny rosebud, A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals, With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers, Is not known to such as I
The flower of God opens so gently, In my hands they fade and die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud, This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I think I have wisdom; To unfold this life of mine?
So I’ll trust in Him for His leading, Each moment of every day.
I will look to Him for His guidance, Each step of the pilgrim way.
For 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”.

We may not know what our future holds for us. But we can trust God to lead us and to provide for us. We can trust Him with everything because nothing is too hard for Him. We need to only take our seemingly hopeless situations to the Lord, trust Him and allow Him to do what we cannot. May God’s blessing be with you all. Amen.

In His service,
Binu Achen