I walked outside to tend to my beautiful rose garden and look at this beautiful outpouring of love from my Heavenly Father.
12 beautiful white roses all off one main stem. I love this rose bush. It's my "Antique Silk" rosebush and it reminds me of the purity of my sweet little boy. In the first few weeks of grieving I was so heart-broken at the thought of being robbed of spending a lifetime on this earth with my little love. Then, in His gentle grace God slowly began to show me some of Zac's amazing treasures, one of the biggest being that he has been privileged that he will never have to taste the repercussions of sin in his life. He was born into a room filled with love and met by the person of Love Himself who sustained him long enough to fill his heart with our love, and more so, to allow our hearts to soak up all of his sweetness before it was time to live in his Heavenly home. He has and always will know the purity of a life unstained by sin or regret. What a privilege and a beautiful reminder to me as I now live my life, to choose God daily. To choose to live a life of no regrets. To choose to daily accept His gift of grace and righteousness. This little boy of mine continues to teach his mommy so much about Jesus. He gets to be held by Christ Himself , and the same arms that hold him and coo over him as a little baby in Heaven are the same arms that enfold and soothe my heart with such tenderness. Those are the same hands causing beauty to grow around me, offering me a "living bouquet" in my garden just to whisper - "I love you".
I know that there are many hurting people that read this blog. Maybe when you look at these flowers it will represent something different to you, but in it, may you see the arms of such a loving Jesus offering you His living outpouring of love, tenderness and encouragement as He whispers to your heart today the words that all of us need to hear over and over again ... "I love you". While we all have to choose daily to receive the gift of His righteousness, maybe this bouquet is your reminder that though you may see all your faults or failures ... when He looks at you, He sees you pure and beautiful through His grace ... just like these beautiful white roses. He sees grace and beauty when He looks at you.
These beautiful 12 roses feels like a love gift given to soothe my heart with a special "Jesus Kiss". May you feel that kiss on your heart today in every flower you see.
All my love xxx