Did you know that? Did you know that to have a beautiful rose, you also have to have thorns? Camellias and roses are both beautiful flowers, but only one has thorns and only one has a fragrance. Only one has to suffer through the pruning process to achieve its beauty.
Are you a camellia or a rose? Have you suffered? Does your life have thorns? Learn to embrace those thorns because with them comes great beauty and a life-giving fragrance. Accept the pruning of the divine gardener. He has lots of camellias, but he desires fragrant roses.
15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task? (2 Corinthians 2:15-16)