Life’s lessons from a Rose bush!
There is something very spiritual about pruning roses! One must cut off the dead blooms so the new buds and blossomed can thrive; when the dead wood is removed, the bush becomes beautiful again; you may get hurt or scratched while pruning; pruning dead flowers and barren branches gives more energy to the new buds; the beauty of a blossom is glorious when new, but doesn’t last and will be replaced with something new; many branches have no buds on them – prune them; once all the dead blossoms and barren branches are pruned off, the lovely new bud is exposed, can see the sun, and thrive!
“He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
John 15:2 NIV