For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:13-14)
There is a phenomenon that some people have experienced. At some point in time, they have met someone who looks exactly like them. They have the same hair style, facial features, are the same height and look like identical twins. People respond to this situation in various ways. Some are amused by it and celebrate the fact that they have a “twin” in this life. Others are disturbed by it and alarmed that someone could pass for them at any point in time. (In some situations, crimes have been committed by using someone else’s identity.)
The occurrence of having someone else look like you, that is not a biological, identical twin, is having a “doppelganger”. A doppelganger looks like you and could confuse your family and friends with the right information about you. It could be, that somewhere in this world, there is someone who looks just like you!
Yet, there is only ONE you. You are unique. Even biological, identical twins are unique. You may have a doppelganger on this earth, but there will only be one you created by God. You are not a copy. You are not replica. You are not a mistake, accident, or biological event. You are a unique creation of God created with a purpose and for a purpose. Someone may look like you but there will only be ONE you.
As you go throughout this next week, I encourage you to see how special and unique you are. God has gifted you with talents, opportunities and experiences that only you will have. You are living a life that no one else will ever live. No one else will have and experience the unique combination of events that you will. No one else will have the opportunity to live your life for the glory and purpose of God. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind creation of God that He will never make again.
God loves you. He created you. You are His special creation. Live this week in appreciation of the unique life that you are blessed to live!