Today as I was walking to the office I saw a flower bush which had very many thorns on its stems. It literally had thorny stems. The pink flowerssmall beautiful green leaves drew my attention, but what kept my gaze fixed on that dear plant were the thorny stems.
As I walked past it, it dawned on me that thorns could indeed be good sometimes. We may not feel or think that they are – you know, those “less-than-perfect” rough edges that we tend to despise in ourselves.
I couldn’t have cared less for the pinkgreen attractions, no, because there were anyway so many other flower bushes around with even more colors per bush. It’s true. What we may despise in ourselves may be the one thing that keeps others attracted tosometimes even mesmerized at us. Let’s appreciate eachevery part of ourselves for we are indeed very fearfullywonderfully made by God (albeit, like a friend of mine once said, some more fearfully than wonderfully… but then again that’s for another articleday…) ? (on a light note.)