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God is Love
Smell the Roses

Methodist Church

Many a lesson we learn on life's way
Ever mindful God is our rock, our mainstay
To save the world, he gave us his son
His greatest gift which was lost, then won
Ours are the blessings that are sent from above
Drawing each of us closer to his boundless love
In all that we do, and in all that we say
Solace and understanding we seek as we pray
Taking comfort from prayer, both night and day.

Cattle that graze in the field at day
His stars above as we kneel and pray
Unswerving love, regardless of race, colour or creed
Reaching out to all, aware of each need
Certain we are, whether we be great or small
His love is the greatest gift of all.

Carole Gosling

Stand back and smell the roses

At this time our way of life may not be smooth, life is a mixture of sunshine, rain, laughter and tears and there will be difficult times, and that is where the rose comes in.

We will have thorny situations to deal with just like the stem of the rose. There is also however the certain knowledge that whatever happens to us, with faith and God by our side we will overcome and reap the reward of the beauty of knowing that God loves us, just as surely as the roses bloom each year.

So when life is troublesome, hold fast to your faith knowing that God loves you and is with you and take time to stand back and smell the roses!

Carole Gosling

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