July 9, 2017
You were made to be an original. There is no one else like you. God, our Father, is an original. As the song says, ” There is none like [him]”. Why would he want his children to not reflect him in that way? He stood out from the crowd. He was not the norm. He was not bound to the man made religious rules of his time. Jesus stood out so much from what was “expected”, that the religious teachers wanted him killed. Jesus did things that no one else would be able to duplicate. He called Lazarus back from the grave, turned water into wine, walked on water, multiplied 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread to feed 5,000 men (not including women and children), and continues to love & forgive you and me. He was himself and not like anyone the world had ever known. He stood out while sharing his fathers love and message for all. He reached people in a way that no one else could.
Many earthly fathers desire for their children to walk in their footsteps. They love for their children to follow in the family business and God is the same way. One way that we can be like our heavenly father is to be who he made us to be, while sharing his message of love and the Good News. He has placed in you something only you possess that can reach others to Him. He made you to be an original! You don’t have to be the norm or be bound to traditional religious rules. You have had certain life experiences that allows you to reach others that no one else can. You are the light of the world, and you have a light no one else has.
Continue to make your father proud by being led by him, but do so in realizing that like him, YOU were made different for a reason. You might make some people uncomfortable, but remember that Jesus did too. He was himself and not like anyone the world had ever known. His light shined bright for all to see. Be like him and show your light to the world! Be comfortable with yourself, be proud of who you are, understand that there is no one like you, and continue to be You!