Recently I picked some roses from our rose garden in front of our house. They are beautiful and still flourishing even at this late date this year. I like to think of these flowers and other things in creation as God's love gifts to me. God shows His love to me and His delight in me in many ways every day. Zephaniah 3:17 says, "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
The Lord has shown His love for me and His delight in me in many ways through the years. I love the reference in the Bible of Jesus being the Rose of Sharon. Sharon is the name of a place in the Bible. Yet because my name is Sharon, I love to think of Jesus as being my Rose-my source of beauty, comfort, and love. Sometimes the path the Lord has taken me on has been extremely difficult and sometimes it has been pleasant. Yet through it all God's assurance of His love and delight in me has been the assurance I needed. No matter what may be transpiring in your life right now, remember that Jesus is your Rose. He loves you and delights in you as His child.