You are God’s One and Only

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.stones-this one is special-we re Gods One and Only_HeartinFormation

Does God see us, and seek us like this?

Are humans just a blur of faces and 9-digit numbers or maybe something more?

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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 be, in the same way, the most beautiful thing He ever saw (and I don’t believe it matters if we know or acknowledge Him, or not– my kids never even have to look at or speak to me, I’d still love them and care for them.

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We see a sandy beach, God sees each granule…

 

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 for God. 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.

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“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.

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photo credits:
Special Stone and Collection of Pebbles: Heart in Formation – heartinformation.wordpress.com
Crowd: Obama Presidential Inaguration 2009, Pablo Manriquez
SnowFlakes: Wilson Bentley  http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/in-brief/2011-02/snowflake-man


 

2 thoughts on “You are God’s One and Only

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  2. Thank you for this post, Mama Jasmine!
    As a woman who is blessed to be a mother, and a grandmother, this post made my heart soar with intense recognition of/identification with the topic — feeling one’s children and grandchildren are absolutely theeee most beautiful things one has ever seen in life.

    You keenly drew a connection from that strong maternal/parental instinct directly to how God feels about each of us, which helped me “get” the depth, breadth and intensity of God’s love and attraction to His 7 billion children – each of us beautifully made in His image.
    Thank you!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your readers!
    God bless!

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