Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There is none like you...


"There is none like You
No one else can touch my heart like You do
I could search for all eternity long
And find there is none like You"

Are you familiar with these song lyrics written by Lenny LeBlanc?
I have a question for you.
What if this isn't just our song to God?
What if this is the song He sings over us?

I think any parent with more than one child, 
any grandparent with more than one grand baby,
recognizes that the saying, "I love you all the same" isn't exactly true.
While, you may love them with equal passion,
the way that they tug on your heart strings is as unique as their personalities.
My oldest granddaughter's sunshine-y personality and the way her smile lights up a room,
my oldest grandson's, (aka Mr. Funny), sense of humor,
the way my youngest grandson studies a person's eyes before bursting into a big grin,
the way my six year old granddaughter is full of adventurous curiosity,
the way my youngest granddaughter is a pink loving girlie girl,
each one captures my heart as only that one can do.

From the beginning of creation until now and into eternity, 
there is only one you.
There is a reason He wanted there to be a you.
You've heard it said that there's a God shaped hole in the heart of every person that only God can fill.
What if that same God loves each one of us so much 
that there is a you shaped hole in His great heart that can be filled by you alone?
What if it's true that no other person touches His heart like you do?
What if you are His favorite?
I have five favorite grandchildren, each one is my irreplaceable favorite, 
because each one is unique and each one touches my heart in a way that the others don't.
How sad I would be if one of them wasted their days trying to be more like one of the others
in order to get me to notice or to love them more.
Yet, don't we do that?
Why do we waste our days trying to be more like others, 
when all that our Creator desires is for us to become more fully ourselves,
more like the person He designed us to be from the beginning of time?
His beautiful image is reflected in the many faceted sides of our uniqueness,
in my oldest daughter's beautiful dimples and deep wisdom,
in my second born's fierce passion and perfect bow shaped lips,
in my youngest's big brown eyes and sensitive spirit.
How sad it must be to our Creator when we try to conform ourselves 
into the likeness of someone else, 
when the only One we are to be conformed to is into the image of His Son.
Aren't we most like His Son when we are fully, wholeheartedly loving Him
 with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength?
Perhaps I can only wholly love Him with all that I am when I accept all that I am, just as I am. 
There is none like you.
There's freedom in embracing that fact.

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34 comments:

  1. Oh, my, she looks like a little you :) What a beautiful child. Loved this post, Elizabeth, such profound Truth here that we ALL need to hear and put on "continuous play" Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. In real life, she's the spitting image of her Papa, my hubs. My youngest grandson has the most of me in him. It's so amazing to see ourselves in our grand babies!

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  2. As I read your words I couldn't help but sing 'yes, Jesus love me - yes, Jesus love me - yes, Jesus love me - the Bible tells me so!'
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. Love that song. So true, we all need to embrace who we are because each one of us is uniquely made by our Creator. Thanks for sharing this. Hopping over from the Unite linkup.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting me from Unite!

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  4. Just beautiful and so true. I tell each of my children they were my best friend because it is true!

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    1. Yes, it is true, and now you have a sweet baby girl on the way. Amazingly wonderful!

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  5. fearfully and wonderfully made, there is one of you...
    what a lovely thought. He's pretty special that way. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for being such an encouragement to me, Sherry!

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  6. beautiful and full of such wisdom and truth

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  7. We were just talking about this today - and the boys were saying, "Yeah - Mom says she doesn't have a favorite" - "Except when there's no-one else around - and then she says they're the favorite" - LOL - and I said - "You each bring something so unique to the table - and I love what each of you bring" - you said it so much better: "because each one is unique and each one touches my heart in a way that the others don't."

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    1. It's kind of impossible to understand the way each kiddo can honestly be your favorite at the same time until you have children of your own.

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  8. Fantastic post, such truths...thought provoking! Thanks for your writings Elizabeth!

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  9. Beautiful words! So thankful my Father sees me and loves me because I'm like no one else. Striving to be like Him!
    blessings,
    cindy~

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  10. Beautiful words! So thankful my Father sees me and loves me because I'm like no one else. Striving to be like Him!
    blessings,
    cindy~

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    1. Cindy, the more time we spend with Him with our heart wide open, the more we become like Him. Love to you, you bless me with your encouraging comments.

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  11. Insightful post, Elizabeth. Sometimes I think it's a good thing that there is no one else like me. :) But I'm thankful that God views that in a positive way, not a negative way! I always appreciate your encouragement here.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. You are a blessing and encouragement to me as well!

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  12. Such wonderful words to pause and reflect upon. I always tell my son that he is my favorite boy and my daughter that she is my favorite girl in the world :)

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  13. Hi Elizabeth! I have a few grandchildren too, and I can relate to your example of loving them each differently. What a great observation too, why do we spend so much time trying to be like anyone else? We have a uniqueness that reflects the creative genius of our God.
    Cute photo too!
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you so much, Ceil. Isn't being a grandparent so amazing!

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  14. One word: Beautiful!

    Thank you Elizabeth.

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    1. Thank you, friend, for being an encouragement to me.

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  15. Hi Elizabeth, I really liked your blog post, which went right along with my pastor's eDevotion this morning:
    http://edevotion.blogspot.com/
    so I shared it on my Facebook page.

    Blessings, Marilyn

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  16. Elizabeth, found you over at Unite! We truly are precious in His sight and I pray that more and more, it might be Jesus who is seen and heard and felt in me. I know I am a lot like my Dad but I want to be just like my Father! Always enjoy visiting your beautiful and creative blog!

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    1. Jeannie, your comment blessed me. I so appreciate your encouragement.

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  17. What a fantastic post, we have 2 granddaughters so far and they are both different but are both a blessing and I agree they are both my favourite granddaughters. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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