Jesus was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Mark 3:5
My disappointments and frustrations that have transformed my heart into stone arise from the fact that I am unique. There is no other one like me. Therefore, there will always be rough edges when I meet and interact with others. Their thoughts, actions and emotions may sometimes be like mine but they will always be different, even quite the opposite of what I think, do or feel.
My uniqueness also make me one of a kind and special. When God created me, He was thinking of nobody else and nothing else but me. The bundle of joy that I came as into the world was and is and will be like no other else. This makes me God’s special creation. I am His beloved. And I know this deep in my heart.
I get lonely and frustrated when and if I expect everybody else to be like me when they are not. I find joy and peace when I delight in my uniqueness as God’s beloved and also celebrate the uniqueness and beloved-ness of others around me.
That makes me one of a kind,
One and alone too.