Tina and I had errands to run Saturday and one was to return some bud vases to a dear friend of ours. She was at her church, so we ran by to see her for a minute. Dean is a member of our rose society and is an ARS certified arrangements judge. She travels the southeast judging rose shows and is a masterful designer in her own right.
She had just finished up the altar flowers for Sunday Services. A member of the Flower Guild of her church for many years, each week this group of ladies produces breathtaking arrangements to be displayed in the church “To the Glory of God”.
I also discovered that for years they have been taking flowers each week to all members who are sick or in nursing homes. In a congregation of several thousand, that is quite a task.
As I stood awestruck at the beauty of the flowers placed on the altar for “The Glory of God”, it resonated with me that this is why we grow roses. This is why we show roses. This is why we share roses. To bring a little joy to someone else’s life. To honor God, by fulfilling His purpose on earth.
If this blog does nothing else, but bring a smile, add a little happiness to someones day, my job is done. Thanks for the reminder Dean……
To God be the Glory, great things He has done…..