Saturday, July 18, 2009
It was a hot summer day. There they were, about 30 girls practicing to become cheerleaders for the upcoming school year. They didn’t have their uniforms yet, but they all seemed to look alike. They all wore similar shorts and t-shirts with their ponytails bouncing as they moved. If you stopped to talk to them, would they have similar speech patterns and topics of conversation - their make-up, boys and the upcoming school year?
Some adults, too, seem to look and act alike - their houses are just the right shade of sandlewood this year. They talk about their investments and their children’s chances for college. Even some older adults seem alike - worried about their upcoming retirement, their health, their looks.
Whatever happened to the idea that God created us in His image, not in the image of everyone else in our social circle? Certainly God is big enough, many-faceted enough, original enough to create us - each uniquely.
May we not cover up our God-given uniqueness with society’s sameness. As we get to know our heavenly Father more every day, may we derive our identity from Him. May we be one of a kind - that one whom God created to bring pleasure to Himself.
Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power for Thou didst create all things and by Thy will they existed and were created. Rev. 4:11
Heavenly Father, thank You for creating me. Please, daily, help me become more and more that person who You created to honor You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.