Have you ever thought about how every person has a different laugh? A completely different sneeze, smile, or walk? What about the fact that there are millions of different animals, plants, or stars? Not only did God make our world with so many different things, but each of these are unique in their own way. Why?
I was listening to the song "Who Am I" by Casting Crowns today and the words stuck in my head so well.. Who am I? I am YOURS! What makes me special, I am God's! He chose my laugh, my smile, my everything. I am a unique and wonderful creation of God. What makes me beautiful? Each little quirk and detail He thought to use to create me. And whats more, he didn't have to! God didn't have to give each of us our own details to make us special, but he chose to.
About 5 years ago, I got a tattoo that means as much to me today as it did the day I got it. Yes, I have a tattoo, but don't turn your nose at me yet...lets look inside. On my foot I have two blue flowers and the inscription "139:14". The flowers remind me that the Lord will always take care of me and give me worth that I cannot achieve alone (Luke 12:27). The verse comes from the book of Psalms which reads "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your words are wonderful, I know that full well." I have this tattoo on my foot because when I am sad and "hanging my head" I see a beautiful reminder of where my beauty and value lie.
I can't think of a better way to wrap this up than praising God Almighty for fashioning us into His image. Praise be to the Lord forever and his patience while we all search for beauty in Him.