Sunday, March 20, 2011
Today I heard a story about a beautiful rose that was used to illustrate the virginity of a young woman. This rose was given to a young man in a speech someone was giving on abstinence. The rose was passed from one young man to another throughout the group while the speaker gave his speech. At the end of the speech, the speaker asked for the rose back. It was bruised and weary and falling apart as it had been passed through many men during the course of the speech. The speaker then asked the crowd, "Who would want this rose now?" as he tossed it over his shoulder in disgust. Pastor JD illustrated today and I am in firm agreement with him that "Jesus would want that rose!" Jesus takes the unloveable and gives them His love and grace and forgiveness. Do you feel like this rose today? Give yourself to Jesus.