Happy Rosh HaShanah… Good year…Shanah Tovah! May you be ever-blooming throughout each season of the (Jewish) new year! White is a traditional color used in this holiday to symbolize purity, forgiveness, and fresh beginnings or mercy. The rose featured in this photo is ‘Pristine’, a white hybrid-tea with hints of pink.
I’m not doing so well emotionally today, but I am trying to not let people/circumstances get the best of me. I’m trying to be ever-blooming despite these piercing thorns.
I’m willing to admit life isn’t always rosey even when you live at the beach. But like my beautiful blooming rose, I’m trying to emit a lovely fragrance through it all.
It is a peculiar thing when your own radio show or writings speak to you. This video was a good reminder for me.
Previously, I discussed the importance of roses receiving at least 6 hours of direct sunlight
also known as being in Full Sun in order to maximize their bloom potential and to help fight off disease.
We know that some roses can get by when planted in areas that will receive somewhere between just 3-6 hours of direct sunlight known as partial shade, but their growth tends to be limited, the blooms are smaller, and the foliage more apt for fungi to cling to.
Similarly, when people of faith receive several hours a day of God’s direct light through prayer, reading His Word, listening to positive music, worship, or attending a Yeshiva or Bible study for example, they are positioned to reach their maximum potential. Unlike those who rarely receive God’s Light, their decision to remain in the partial shade will limit their growth and their blooms will be smaller while being more likely to fall prey to sin and disease. Today, ask yourself, am I firmly planted in a position to receive Full Sun or am I limiting myself to Partial Shade?
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105