This photo was taken this summer after working in the garden with my Dad. The roses were in full bloom with the brilliance of red and burgundy brightening the backside of the garage. Each time we went for a buggy ride, walked the property, or worked in the garden we talked about that middle rose bush. The vacant trellis was a constant reminder of the rose bush that didn’t make it until…
As I walked about snapping photographs, the sun seemed to be aglow the backside of the garage. I paused and my breath was taken away. Instead of seeing the center trellis as a failure or vacant ~ with the sun shining upon it, another thought. With tears in my eyes it was a reminder of Calvary. Three crosses, two sinners and the One who took on my sins in the center. It only makes sense the center trellis is empty ~ Jesus isn’t here. He has risen and lives with His Father in heaven.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The promise is for you and your children
and for all who are far off--
for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
Be sure to read tomorrow’s blog to learn how a white rose blooming out of season was a blessing.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323