When rose petals make a ‘bang’


Foolish? Insignificant? Fragile? It all depends on whose hands it is in.

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” (1 Cor 1:27)

By Heather Djunga

You might have seen the rose petal trick before. A fragile petal from a rose is positioned over a ‘ring’ made by the thumb and index finger.
The other hand then comes down at great force over the petal, which then makes a loud ‘pop’ sound.
One could hardly imagine a fragile rose could make a ‘bang’ but in the right hands, this is possible.

Remember how Jesus lifted up five loaves and two fish – an insufficient ‘lunch’. After giving thanks to the Lord, He proceeded to break the fish and bread for the people gathered to listen to His teachings.
It wasn’t the fish and the bread which were enough to feed the people. The miracle was in the hands of the one who was holding them.

He is sufficient in our insufficiency.

Maybe you don’t know how the Lord will take what you have – or even your weakness and fragility – and turn it into a roar for His glory.
But Living out Loud is possible when the ‘squeek’ is given to the Lord, for He, the Lion of Judah is able.

Are you waiting to become strong and powerful before He can use you?

Surrender it all to the one who is strong and powerful and see what He can do!

In His hands, a rose petal can make a sound so loud, everyone turns their head to say ‘What’s going on?’

“Have the people sit down,” Jesus said. Now there was plenty of grass in that place, so the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 11Then Jesus took the loaves and the fish, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. 12And when everyone was full, He said to His disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over, so that nothing will be wasted.”… (John 6:10-12)

To read the story behind the Living out Loud blog, visit https://living-out-loud.blog/2017/12/30/the-birth-of-a-new-blog/

©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018.

Author: Heather Djunga

You would die for Him but will you live for Him? What would happen if one person - you - committed to live out loud for Him? ©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018.The creative concepts, drawings and writing on this site cannot be reproduced without the expressed permission of the author and artist

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