Different with a reason


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This is the Hydrangea bloom.

When I looked at the main plant there were many flowers with different colours and in different stages of growth. Some were budding, others were flowering, some were magnificent and other were beginning to die. There was also evidence of places where other blooms had once rested and were now no more. It brought some things to life:

  1. We are all in different stages of our lives and we will never be on the exact same spot as anyone else
  2. I must ensure that I bloom where I am planted and not covet the place of another
  3. No one is created like me so I cannot expect same thought patterns
  4. My uniqueness creates a very special colour that only Papa can explain and make more beautiful

From a distance the plant looked like its blooms were three main colours but close up the differences were so stark it was hard to believe that they were on the same plant. Now I am reminded of  1 Cor 12:12-30

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

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Be free to be who you were created to be and love being you….there is only one of you and you are here by design.

 

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