Paradise was going to be a hard subject for me to capture… I didn’t have a clue how to capture it, interpret it… anything.
Then Friday came.
My husband and I went to a Francis Chan marriage talk at church. We were expecting something totally different than what we got… We got a powerful message that really made us think. His whole message: Don’t lose site of heaven and what matters. We are all here for the same mission: make disciples of the nations. If you have a focus on heaven (paradise) everything in this world looks different.
Mathew 6: 19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal”. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Ok so where does the rose come in?… well to put it simply it was our center piece at the event. LOL. The other nice couples let me take the rose home since I had the smallest children at home and needed it :). But then I after I got it home I thought about how delicate roses and how it’s beauty is not forever. Reminder it is that things of this world fade. Keeping my focus on paradise, not on things that fade away.