You are unique. When God made you he threw away the mold. You may look just like a family member, even have a twin, or act like someone else, but you are totally unique. So, if you get down on yourself at times, or even question your worth, know that you are one of a kind. A masterpiece in God’s eyes.
God sees our inner being. He doesn’t see as we see.
The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
We see outward differences and are either attracted by the flesh or discriminate against it. Think about this. We typically associate—friend, marry, etc.—with people who look similar. A lot of us stay at least arms distant from those who don’t look like us. As humans throughout history we have persecuted those who don’t look like us and even today discrimination is more rampant than ever.
The ironic thing is we are all different. No two of us are even closely alike. God loves our differences. If not, God would have made a bunch of clones. He looks at us, sees those differences, and loves us because God sees himself in us. We were made in his image. We look at outward differences and typically stay away, or even are repulsed.
Love your uniqueness and thank God for it. But learn to love the uniqueness in others, both outside and in. Diversity should be our strength; we make it our weakness. Let God’s love that he has for you flow through you to others. Open your eyes to the beauty of God in every person you encounter today.
This is a season to be truly merry by embracing others by seeing through them to their special, unique, God-made hearts. Let your heart touch those of others this Christmas season!