I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “different.” We would love to have you join us.
Each of us unique. Created by God. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Beloved children of God. But too often we want everyone to be like us…to act like us, to think like us, to believe like us. But the truth is there is a reason we were all created differently. Our differenceness is what makes us unique.
Im not tall like my sister. I don’t have the artistic ability that my friend KA has. My sister doesn’t write like me. Yet our differences are what make a beautiful tapestry of God’s handiwork. Each thread designed uniquely and for a purpose.
Mary was a virgin. Joseph was a carpenter. Yet they were chosen to be Jesus parents in Earth. Throughout Scripture, there were so many chosen because they were different. (For some reason I can’t get the book title “Same Kind of Different as Me” out of my head)
Different is what makes us beautiful, unique, and loved for who God created us to be!
(And because I can’t get this song out of my head since hearing the word prompt I have to share this too)
definitely! I’ve never heard that song before. Behind you tonight. Merry Christmas!
Rachel is one of my fave musicians in the ELCA. I love this song. It was the theme song for our youth gathering in 2012. Merry Christmas to you too friend!
Love the song, Tara! And we have to be different to be a tapestry…otherwise we’d just be another set of off-white drapes, bland and un-noticed.
BTW, Blogger did something weird, and while I got an email notification of your comment, it didn’t appear on the blog itself. I do treasure your words, my friend!
FWIW, the same thing happened to the comment you left on MY blog, Tara. Maybe the new Star Wars movie caused a disturbance in the force…
Jeannie, sorry! The new movie must have caused a disturbance in the force.
Silly blogger. I did go back and comment again. Hope you got that one.
You are so spot on!
It is so true, Tara. Different is what truly makes us beautiful. We learn and grow from one another. And I am grateful for those differences!
Amen! And me too!
I always loved the analogy of a tapestry – we all work together (and there’s messiness on the back!) to make something beautiful.
Me too! And what an incredible piece of art this tapestry is.
Great word and great song. Loved it and shared it with friends. May you have a wonderful holiday.
Awesome! May you have a wonderful holiday as well.
So true! God made us different for a reason. Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome!
I absolutely agree with this, Tara. Diversity and differences are all part of God’s amazing creativity. We’re the ones who sometimes fight it – maybe for our own security and comfort. But there is so much beauty in that tapestry.
The tapestry is a beautiful image here, Tara! Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? Merry Christmas to you, may you have some peaceful and joyous days with your family!
Thank You! Yes it would be incredibly boring. Merry Christmas to you too friend.
What a perfect song to add to insightful words!
Sometimes, it would seem, different is what God chooses. It’s certainly what he created. Thanks for expounding on that, Tara.
Celebrating difference with you Tara. Merry Christmas!
Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!
Thanks for your insightful post and for sharing this lovely song which echoes the desire of my heart. Blessings and Merry Christmas.
You’re so welcome! Blessings and Merry Christmas to you too!