A Lesson from a Snowflake

Sometimes I wish we all looked like one another.

I mean, think about how much trouble would be saved if all of us girls looked the same. We wouldn’t have to compete for the guy. We wouldn’t have to walk around with the fear of not looking “good enough”. We wouldn’t have to go on diets so we can look as good as her. We wouldn’t have to worry about make-up, plastic surgery, weight, or the size of our jeans. We wouldn’t be focused on appearances at all!

It sounds too good to be true.

Because it is.

We were created to look this way. I was created to look the way I look, and you were created to look the way you look. Get mad at God all you want, but it’s a fact. Your face is a creation, my dear.

God is not a God of conformity. He doesn’t fashion every leaf the same way. He doesn’t color flowers the same shade. He doesn’t mold you and I from the same mold.

He is a God of individuality.

Even the seemingly identical things of creation are not identical. For instance, identical twins may look exactly the same at first glance, but once you get to know them, you will find that there are distinct physical characteristics unique to each individual. Then look at snowflakes. From afar they all look the same: tiny, white, and wet. Up-close, however, you realize that each snowflake has an intricate design that is unique to that snowflake in particular.

You will never find that same design on another snowflake; they’re unique.

And you and I are unique.

We were created with a purpose in mind. We were each created beautiful, just not all in the same way. The moment we try to conform to someone else’s beauty is the moment we disrupt our own beauty. Like a snowflake, there will never be another you in all of creation.

So embrace it.

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