Sunrise service @ Eastside Community Church
Children’s Pastor – Robyn Ball
How close are you walking to the Rose of Life?
The rose, is known for one of its most symbolic aspects, being a symbol of Love! Many people saw Jesus the rose. The two Mary’s saw Jesus, but others along the way denied and were not willing to ‘see’ him – they were blinded by their feelings that Jesus could not have risen. Many people could see and experienced the Love of Christ and Jesus.
But Jesus did rise. ‘He has risen, he has risen indeed!’
The ultimate symbol of Jesus’ love was that He was willing to die for us, but more so the fact that God and Jesus went through with his promises – He rose from the dead to conquer sin!
One of the other significant aspects of a rose is it amazing aroma and smell. That being said, those who has seen the Rose, smell it but ultimately choose to acknowledge the smell and specifically live close to the Rose.
Can people smell the Rose, the aroma of the Rose, the Aroma of Christ, in You?
How close am I and you living to the Rose so that others can see its beauty and smell its Aroma?
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. (2 Corinthians 2:15 NIV)
So how close am I and you walking and living to the Rose of life? Am I that sweet smelling aroma of Christ!?!