- Jeff Bergstrom
You Are Incredibly Special
Good Sunday Morning,
Did you know that there are 194 (depending upon who is counting) universally recognized countries in the world? There are 7,111 languages spoken in the world today. The precise number of religions in the world is not known, but available estimates show the number to be about 4,300. There are approximately 7.8 billion people in the world; 5.6 million just here in Colorado . . . and you think you’re special? Really? Well, I’m here to tell you something.
First, in the eyes of the other 7,799,999,999 people, you are not that special . . . and that is OK. We are all on the same planet, breathing the same air and (with exception for the identical twins walking around) we are all different from one another. As you’ve heard, it’s our differences that make us the same. In other words, from our perspective, we are all the same. We are all just squirrels trying to get a nut and I am quite sure that the world and our place in the world might just be better if we all genuinely believed that . . . I hope someday that will happen . . . and as a wise man once said, hope is a good thing . . . or did he say that “rain is a good thing,” never mind, that’s not my point.
OK, for those of you that may have just had a hard time picking up what I was putting down, yes, you are special, but from a different perspective. From the perspective of God our father, you are special, you are incredibly special indeed.
We have been told that we are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus; that there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26 & 3:28) and we all know that for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
Did you catch that, John didn’t say “for God so loved just you,” or “just the folks in the Highlands Ranch bubble,” he said, “the world.” So, no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you had for breakfast, you are loved by God, . . . and yea, that makes you special.
So, pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, relax, and then take solace in knowing that the Lord has made this day . . . and he thinks you are special . . . may you rejoice and be glad in it.
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P.P.S. I need to apologize. I just realized that I did not include an P.P.S. last week; for that, I am sorry.