For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Have you ever noticed how diverse God’s creation is? There are multitudes of animals that are so different and diverse that they amaze scientists. There are millions of insects, all different. No two snowflakes are alike. Every individual on the earth is amazingly similar yet totally different. No two fingerprints are alike, no two people are alike.
Since God is the author of diversity, it should not surprise us that we, who are created in His image, would also like diversity. We all have different likes and dislikes. We do things differently and even think about things differently. This is part of what makes life so exciting. Just think how boring life would be if everyone liked only the same things. There would only be one type of car and they would all be the same color. There would be only one style of clothes, everyone would dress alike, wear their hair alike, and would all eat the same foods. There would not be the variety of restaurants that we have today. What a boring place this earth would be. Diversity makes life interesting and keeps us from being bored literally to death.
If God likes diversity so much that He creates each of us so differently, don’t you think that He must have a reason for so doing? I know that He does, He wants us to be different, to like different things, different places, and different lifestyles. The reason is that we all, in our sum total, help to reveal the nature of God. No one individual is able to be a true, precise representation of God, but when all believers of all nations, races, creeds and cultures are put together, we get a better idea of what God is like.
What does this meant to the individual. It means that you are a very important part of the overall picture. You are not the picture, but you are created by God to be an individual to do your part of showing the world what God is like. You are created with a purpose.
Do you know the Master Mender? Wherever you are broken and in need of mending, do you trust God to deliver your healing and make you completely whole? Is it a relationship, a heart condition, a circumstance, scarring in your soul, or grief from losing a loved one? Whatever it is, God can mend your entire life! We don’t have to live in the past or in brokenness. God can take the mess of brokenness to create a beautiful message in your life of hope, faith and restoration.
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