Image competition winner

Winner for image competition:
Tim Goodbody

The beauty and perfume of a rose is a picture of the joy of relationship with Jesus, but to enter into this relationship - to turn the flower towards us, may involve pain. Sometimes it is painful for us, as we face up to our own sins, in approaching Christ; the thorns on the rose's stem are a picture of these, yet as we grasp them the rose's beauty makes our sacrifice worthwhile.

Display your prize:I found this interesting for how it turns our language and assumptions around. Whilst Tim admits it's a little palagian, it makes us think. We too 'sacrifice' in following Jesus because of our love of the sacrifice he made for us.

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