Do you believe it’s true that every single snowflake is different? Is that even mathematically possible? It seems like the appropriate sample size alone would fill this post with zeros. Still, scientists tell us every one is indeed unique. Apparently, there are an infinite number of possible shapes and patterns. All snowflakes start out as a speck of dust or pollen colliding with water vapor way up high, then making its way down to earth. Between collecting more water vapor and slipping through various weather conditions on its way down, the number of variables that cause the snowflake’s one-of-a-kind design are off the charts.
One time our pastor Rex Keener said, “Christians, like snowflakes, are frail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic.” Truth be told, we actually have more than that in common with snowflakes. Have you ever met any two people that are exactly the same? God made each of us beautifully and wonderfully different than any other human that’s ever lived or ever will live. Besides our own genetic makeup and innate personality, each of us (like snowflakes) are a product of our journey. Yet we’re also different than snowflakes in one very important way—we’ve been designed on purpose and for a purpose. God has an eternal plan for each of us. The great patriarch David (from “David and Goliath”) wrote a piece of poetry that confirms this truth,
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.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:13-16 (NLT)
If you’re not part of a church, you’re missing out on part of your purpose. There are ministry teams that need your vision to be successful. Projects that need your skill set to get over the hump. Hurting people who need someone to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Teenagers who need your solid example. Kids who need your kindness. Lonely people who simply need your smile.
So many of us have so much we can give. God has a purpose and a plan for each of us—a calling. At Grace Fellowship we work together to discover that calling—not just for ourselves as individuals—but also together as the body of Christ here on earth. Every part is special. Every part is important. Every part is unique. Just like snowflakes.
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