A few summers ago, we took a trip to Florida and I remember one specific afternoon that we spent at Daytona Beach. The water was vast, and shimmered in the sun with a heavenly blue. It’s power and depth really made me step back. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of God’s creation. I sat down in the edge of the water and just soaked up the view in front of me. My hands started to play in the soft white sand and then I looked into my hands. Each grain of sand, was unique. The sand itself was made of flecks and shapes, and none of them were the same. It was really a very personal experience with God at that moment, knowing that his creativity was far beyond my own imagination. In that moment I was reminded that this whole world is made with God’s master mind of invention and design. The most wonderful thought for me was being reminded that I was a part of that amazing design.
Like the grains of sand, we are shaped and honed by the master designer, unique by his plan. Even though you may be a twin, or there is someone that looks similar to you, there will always be differences. Like the grains of sand, we are shaped by our environment. The waters that carry us, smooth our edges, and the storms may literally heave us into a new place in our lives. No matter what, we remain a unique design that God is continually shaping as he carries us through the waters. Like the grains of sand, enjoy the ride on the waves. Trust in him and take in the changes. You are not floating aimlessly. The tide is directed by his hand and no matter where you land, he is with you. He has purposed each second of your life. Your days and all of their details are written down personally by the hand of God. You are a “one-of-a-kind” and like the stars, the snowflakes and the sand, his dreams for your life are just as unique.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” — Psalm 139:16