The Blue Rose

The above title is not original with me, but I love it nonetheless.  The message concerned a special needs child and the compassion of the person who gave him attention and treated him with great respect.  The mother of the child was so grateful for the special love shown to her son.

The man who befriended the little boy told the mother a story of God’s garden. He told her, “There are many beautiful roses in God’s garden but most are red, yellow or white.  But finding a beautiful blue rose is such a rare exception.  Your special son is a blue rose ….. a rare and precious gift from God.

We see blue roses all about us.  Sometimes dressed in shabby clothing, they ask for handouts at red lights; they are dirty and perhaps not a tooth in their heads. But all are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).  ­­­They might want a hand-out, but even if they do, they still need our love and respect.  Above all, they need to be told of God’s love for them because they are all special to Him (John 3:16-17; Romans 5:6-8; 1 John 4:7-21).

Perhaps you have a blue rose in your garden …..  an elderly parent, a special needs child, or someone who just needs your love. Aren’t we fortunate that God gives us blue roses?  They make our garden very special and give us blessings that we might not otherwise have.

So enjoy your “blue rose” — thanking God for each and every special gift he sends to us (1 Thessalonians 5:18; James 1:17). —Barbara Hyland, guest writer

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets