I was found, but a wilted rose
My thorns I carried, apposed
The ability to love
The pricks of lies
Love was disguised
My thorns became a barrier
To the truth I would come to know
Thorns made to protect, wisdom to wear
became my inner pain to bare
The figure I saw, came holding in His hands
A shear greater than my thorns
Removing the wilted, then came a rose
His mercy and favor shown
By the wings of a dove
This was my encounter with love
My thorns, covered by His thorns
Found a wilted rose

The call of Full Of Roses Inspirationals from the beginning has been to clip away wilted roses and plant more roses until life is full of roses. The second poem I ever wrote Full Of Roses. My passion is to share the new heart Christ gave me and now expresses His love. The thorns of a rose can really hurt even as we grow in Christ our thorns still hurt ourselves when we choose not to trust, and others when we allow our hearts to be formed by this world rather than by Him.

Proverbs 24:31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.

Isaiah 7:25 As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.

Jeremiah 4:3 This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: “Break up your unplowed ground and do not sow among thorns.

Matthew 13:22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.

Matthew 27:29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.

Song of Songs 2:2 [ He ] Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.