You might prefer parties and people, while I prefer reading and quiet. Your favourite colours might be blue and green, while mine are all the shades of yellow. You have always found math to be easy, whereas I thrived in the humanities. You relish discussing the latest movie and theatre productions, and I revel in debating politics and social justice. You take pleasure in fixing old cars, and I in crafting. You choose sour candies, but I choose gummies. You have never much liked exercising, whereas I was made to run.
There is no real concrete way to explain why you prefer one thing, and I prefer another. Why something deeply resonates with you, yet has little impact on me. Why one skill is so easy for you to master, yet I struggle with it.
It is just the way it is.
It is just so.
Simply because we are created to be unique. Intricately. Beautifully. Exceptionally. Novel.
Each blessed with a marvellously complex and distinctive blend of physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual attributes.
Which all testifies to God’s imagination and artistry.
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalm 139:13-14, NLT)
God loves creating. This is evident from the very beginning. Where instead of creating only one type or form of tree or plant or bird or living creature – He chose instead to fashion vast and diverse life forms.
“And God said, “let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky. So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living things with which the water teams and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good…..And it was so, God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds. And all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:20-25, NIV)
Just because, it was so.
And it was good.
So it should really be no surprise to us that God did exactly the same thing when it came to creating human life. He continued to carefully and lovingly form each person. With such a brilliant attention to detail and diversity.
Fashioning each individual to be distinctive. And exquisitely original.
Declaring that each is very good. And beautifully and wonderful made.
Because He said so, it is so.
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