One of my favorite things is not raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. It is late afternoon sun shining through the petals in our flower garden. The accompanying long shadows add an artistic touch only duplicated at dawn from the other side. If our world was not tilted on its axis we would not only have no seasons we could choose to live where late afternoon sun was continual. There would be 12 hour days and 12 hour nights on the equator and continual day on the poles. However, I must say I do love the variety of the seasons. New England is a grand place because of the variety. We used to live where there were no seasons and honestly I got a bit bored with 12 hour days and 12 hour nights and 60 to 80 degree days 365 days a year. Variety is such a wonderful thing.
It is my impression that God loves variety. There are so many different kinds of birds. And of course there are so many different kinds of people. We come in so many shades and so many kinds of facial features. Have you ever found someone that looks like you? Some time ago I was in a waiting room sitting across from a man that looked just like my father. I wanted to go over and hug him. I think he grew uncomfortable because I kept staring.
God made each of us so very unique. Out of the billions of people that have lived and live now there has never been one exactly like you. That is why God wants to save each of us. If we are lost there will forever be an empty place in God’s heart. You are not replaceable. You are the apple of His eye.
Written by Roger Bothwell on August 6, 2013
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