Rummaging through an unused dresser, I found it. The vibrant oranges, blues and pinks hadn’t faded much. I pulled it out from the dresser and starred at the lace, admiring the homemade stitching on each layer.
With it’s vintage patterns, I instantly fell in love with my mom’s old blouse. She wore it as a British hippy in the 1970’s. The lady who sold it to her said it had been made from old bed sheets!
My first chance to wear it on stage was at a summer festival near the Great Lakes. A mom and daughter greeted me afterwards. They were eager to know where I shop. I smiled and told her the story of my well-traveled top. Later I grabbed a hot dog, loaded it with mustard and thought, “I better eat this carefully. I’ll never find another shirt like this!”
When was the last time you discovered something vintage, one-of-a-kind?
Perhaps it has a special place in your room.
God considers us His irreplaceable treasures. How do I know this? Well, imagine what it must have felt like for God to give away His only Son on our behalf. It’s impossible to think how deep the Father’s love is for each one of us. God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. [Romans 5:8]
Do you often think of yourself as irreplaceable? Most of us probably would answer no.
The Psalms open it up to us, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!” (Psalm 139:16-18)
God didn’t overlook anything when He created you. There is no second copy of you – even if you were born a twin!
God specifically designed your qualities, looks and gifted you with purpose like no one else. What’s one way you can thank God for how He’s created you? By being yourself! Acting like other people or comparing yourself to others is not what God had in mind for you. You owe it to yourself to BE yourself!
As I wore that bedspread blouse this summer, I was clothed in something irreplaceable. Unique. Only one was ever made. How amazing! Now I can understand how my Father sees me.
Yes, you. Yes, me.
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