Crystal Rose

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by CJ Peterson

My husband sent a friend of his who got into a motorcyle accident some crystal roses. The more I thought about it, the more it began to make sense. I asked him, ‘Did you send her those to let her know she is stronger than she thinks she is, and isn’t made of crystal?’ He responded, ‘Something like that.’

In our lives, things happen every day. There is a saying, ‘What doesn’t kill you, makes your stronger.’ I have seen many people, where something big happened to them, and it ‘crippled’ them for life. They used it as a ‘crutch’ for not progressing, or succeeding in this area, or that area. They give up…or ‘break’ under the pressure.

In Isaiah 40:31, it says, ‘But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’

Through the many struggles I have fought in life, I have leaned on God, the Father…My Father…to give me strength when I couldn’t stand on my own. He gave me courage I didn’t think I had, showed me through my faith that He made me to be a strong person.

When you look at the crystal rose below, remember that you are a beautiful flower, created by God. You are not made of crystal. You are more valuable than even the finest crystal created. You will not ‘break’ when there is too much pressure applied to you. And when you do make it through – as I have faith you will – know there is a purpose for your life; that God made you more beautiful than any rose currently in bloom; and have courage to face the struggle before you, with the faith that you will make it though!

Crystal Rose

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