My son is a self-proclaimed ‘collector of stones.’ When I see a driveway full of rocks, he sees treasure. He searches for favorites and shows me his joys, describing and identifying beauty in each one.
I’m always surprised how unique they are when I start looking, despite being just rocks.
Does God see us and seek us like this?
Are humans just a blur of faces and 9-digit numbers or maybe something more?
Fact: My kids are the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen and maybe (hopefully!) every parent feels the same. If I’m in a crowded place, my eyes are always seeking for them, my ears always alert to their calls. And while I appreciate the beauty of all children, mine stole my heart.
If God is the Real Parent, then each of us, individually, must also be the most beautiful thing *He ever saw. (and I don’t believe it matters if we know or acknowledge God or not– my kids never even have to look at me or speak to me, I’d still love them and die for them. Period).
There are 7 billion people on the planet and an infinite more have gone before us, but none was ever insignificant to God–quite the opposite–my kids are my world so multiply that by infinity/God-scale. He made and gave up everything for us, including His Own Life (like any good parent).
We’re wildly loved, irreplaceable, once-in-a-lifetime Individuals, infinitely and individually God’s One and Only.
“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone…” Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley 1925
Unlike snowflakes we are destined to live forever, (thankfully with a body, soul and mind that has/will never experience a cruel word, deed, look or even thought).
This is Day 27 of the 31 Day series, #WildKidsWildGod – 31 Days Looking into God’s Heart
More on Identity? Check: Stay the Same or Show Up- The Rainbow needs all her Colors
More on our Divinity and God’s Heart for our Freedom.
Special Stone and Collection of Pebbles: Heart in Formation – thisisheartinformation.com
Crowd: Obama Presidential Inaguration 2009, Pablo Manriquez
SnowFlakes: Wilson Bentley http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/in-brief/2011-02/snowflake-man
*I use He and His as simple pronouns for God but fully recognize with male and female “identity” – for lack of a better word. I find this throughout the bible but also in humanity itself. You can read more here: Transgender God