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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Pure Beauty

This rose has no thorns.
No need to be afraid you might get hurt, picking it or holding it, while bending over to smell it. No hidden dangers. No pitfalls. No double or underlying meanings. It's beauty in it's purest form. A fragrance so sweet, it uplifts your spirit. It never withers. Once picked, it will come to full bloom.

This rose has no thorns.
The rose, symbol of love. Love, one of God's great gifts to us. Everlasting, always present, never dwindling.

This rose has no thorns.
They were removed by and even placed upon our Lord's head, so we could enjoy in full the beauty of this gift.

Isaiah 35:1-2
1 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; 2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, The excellency of our God.


Blogger Seeker said...

I love these thoughts, because I think of the thorns on a rose as "deceit". You reach in to examine the beauty and fragrance, and get stuck...
A rose without thorns is perfection.

July 01, 2006 3:30 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

You worded in 3 small sentences exactly what I tried to convey in my entire post! Thanks :-D

God's Grace.

July 01, 2006 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a beautiful picture. a rose without thorns... love it. :)

July 02, 2006 9:11 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

A rose without thorns... I love it too :)
Thanks zus!

July 03, 2006 1:15 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Thanks, girl.
I am so grateful for the good news on your test-results. That's a blessing. May God continue to bless you in all and every way.

Love you, girl.

It's beautiful, isn't it. Like Karen said: perfection.

I hope you beat off those flu-bugs and are feeling better, lieve zus!
Have a blessed day :-)

God's Grace.

July 03, 2006 6:43 AM  
Blogger An Ordinary Christian said...

Hi Corry. You are always a blessing.

July 04, 2006 5:39 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Yeah! The flu bug is gone totally today. Thanks for your prayers, lieve zus :)

Bel's Chinese oral exam is resheduled to 05 July afternoon. Our Lord is so faithful and awesome.

Happy Independence Day, zus!

July 04, 2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Thanks girl:-)
So good to see you. Thanks for the visit and the comment. I appreciate it very much knowing how busy you are! Have a great time and God bless you.

God's Grace.

July 05, 2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

You are more than welcome. Lieverd, I am so glad you are well. Praise The Lord:-D

Thanks for letting us know. If you would, tell Bel we will say a special prayer for her and we have every confidence in her!

Sleep well, lieve zus and God bless you.

God's Grace.

July 05, 2006 7:04 AM  
Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

Wow your picture is soooo pretty, I wish I could draw like you can. The concept of a rose without thorns is meaningful. Thanks Corry. You're wonderful sis!

July 05, 2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Dearest Zus :)

Thank you so much for your love and prayers for Bel. The conversational topic and reading passage were simple. Our Lord is always so faithful and awesome. Praise Him!

All the very best to Noor's interview tomorrow. We've every confidence in her too :)

Sleep well too, lieverd.
God bless you.

Praying for Noor...

July 05, 2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

May our Lord guide Noor every step of the way during the interview today.
God bless :)

July 06, 2006 4:34 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Thanks for those sweet and encouraging words.
However...don't sell yourself short here. You may not have the ability to draw, but you have the ability to do the great works you are doing! Now THAT is what I call a huge and wonderful ability!
God blesses everyone with their own unique gifts and abilities, doesn't He? :-)

I am so glad to hear it was not too difficult and I hope Bel gets a real good grade!

Thanks for your prayers and care for Noor, lieve zus. That was very thoughtful and sweet of you:-) We don't know yet how it all went, but as soon as we do, we will let you know.

God's Grace.

July 06, 2006 9:18 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

The interview is over.
God will grant Noor favour and blessings.
Noor's Mummy can sleep well tonight :)
Sweet dreams, lieve zus.

July 06, 2006 6:07 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Hi Corry ~ Just wanted to stop by with a howdy and hello, and of course, a big HUG!!

July 06, 2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Dearest Zus :)
How are you, dear?

July 10, 2006 1:13 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Thanks for asking and caring:-)
Very busy, lieve zus. Lots of things that I need to take care off and don't leave much time for blogging. I even haven't had time to catch up with Noor yet. Pat had his last chemo and I pray for his complete healing.

Maaike got her diploma as well and I hope to do a post on/for her soon:-)

I hope all is well with y'all too.
Many blessings to you, dear sis, and many (((HUGS))) as well.

Luv ya :-D

That was so sweet, thanks:-)
It's good to see you, Vicky. I pray all is going well with you and yours. God bless you.
Hugs to you too!

God's Grace.

July 12, 2006 6:26 AM  

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