I have spent the past couple of months trying to think of what I will be teaching on for Lent this year. All the children at our church are preschoolers or young elementary, so I need a topic that they would understand. Most of the topic I use during Lent the kids would not understand. I came up with the topic and using the verse from Psalms 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
After I came up with this topic I heard a conversation between Dale and Anna. It went something like this:
Dale: Anna what is this new thing about snowflakes?
Anna: It is way of people telling other people that they are different.
Dale: Is it a good thing or not?
Anna: No, people do not want other people to be different.
Dale: Is being different a bad thing? So what you are saying is that people really want us all to be the same. Talk about “1984.” It seems we have reached the dystopian society that George Orwell has described – everyone has to be the same – if you are not the same, you are thought as a rebel.
[This is Dale – It really is hard to believe that we have reached a point where everyone has to think the same thing – very dangerous.]
This where the title for this blog came from, we are to be made to be different. God has made us all different because he really does not us all alike. Like the Psalmist has told us, we are wonderfully made by God. So am glad that God made me different and I am not like you.
This whole snow flake is very dangerous for our children. They need to be taught that need to be unique, just the way God made them. They need to learn to express the way they are unique in a positive way. Riot and burning down things is not a positive way. So take the time to teach the children around you to shine in their own way!