Like a Rose

Like a Rose

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How could the birth of Jesus be compared to a rose? This was the thought of a person unknown to history, writing in Germany sometime in the fifteenth century. This thought inspired the writing of the carol “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” As this anonymous author realized, the picture of Jesus as a rose helps us to see His beauty and the hope that He brings.

Jesus was born at a time when many of God’s people felt hopeless. Ruled by Rome, many were discouraged. Yet this author realized that Jesus changed everything. He came during a time that seemed like the “cold of winter,” yet He brought hope and life.

The writer realized how God had fulfilled His promises. Jesus’ birth demonstrated the Father’s faithfulness, fulfilling ancient prophecies. God’s love was shown through Mary bearing “to men a Savior.” This message excited shepherds who “sped and in the manger found Him.”

We don’t have to be disheartened because Jesus dispels “the darkness everywhere.” He is both divine and human: “True Man, yet very God.” He saves us and lightens every load. And we can look forward to spending eternity with Him!

Today, don’t give in to discouragement or fear. Rejoice at the hope that Jesus brings. No matter what is going on in the world or what problems you face, you can have joy and experience victory because of Jesus! Celebrate! And tell others the Good News!