"GOD took us as the world's throwaways and made us beautiful gifts to be given as blessings." Barry Perez
This morning, all the way from South Africa, Gordon posted, "Those roses tell a story. I wonder what it is, pray for the heart broken angry lady who threw them away, or for the guy who thought she wasn't worth it. Whatever it is, it's sad. But our God is able. Or maybe an Angel who left them there for Bill :-)
Then I thought of the song by the Bee Gees', How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.
I agree with both Gordon and Barry. The thrown away roses do tell a story. Pastor Vicki Cater wrote a one-word response, "Sad." A broken hearted, angry woman and/or a man who thought she wasn't worth it. Both speak of sadness. There are so many sad people all around us. They may wear a smile, but on the inside they are broken. They are hurting with so much pain. The Bee Gees' song, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, echoes the lives of shattered individuals.
How can good news be found in this story of thrown away roses? The good news is what Barry wrote, "GOD took us as the world's throwaways and made us beautiful gifts to be given as blessings." The angry woman can find peace and love through Jesus Christ. The discouraged man can find meaning and purpose again for his life through Jesus. He finds us and makes something beautiful!
Something Beautiful by Steven Curtis Chapman