“The fish were painted with colors I had never seen before, the most breathtaking electric blues and hot pinks, with patterns and designs on their bodies that no human could recreate in an artistic rendering.”Pixabay (2015), CC0 Public Domain[/caption] Emily goes on to liken the vast variety of aquatic life to the amazing variations in women:
“As I floated through the water and soaked in the beauty, I was overcome with the realization that these fish were so much like every woman God ever created—completely beautiful and unique.”She notes that the fish are not jealous of one another—they are tranquil.
“…I thought to myself, Imagine if every woman in the world felt free to rest in her brilliant individuality and stunning and unique design like a Hawaiian fish does.”And therein lies a secret to joy — recognizing the unique beauty one possesses as the child of a heavenly King. There is no need for sadness over the talents one lacks; instead, we should all celebrate our lovely, unique gifts. As Emily points out — and as the title character in the animated film Finding Dory says — we need to keep on swimming through life, while recognizing the incomparable beauty of all God’s children along the way.
For today's inspiration: What are the unique talents God has gifted you with, and how can you use them to build up the Kingdom of God?
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Maria V. Gallagher spends her days advocating for women, children, and families. She is the mother of a beautiful ballerina and a member of the worldwide Cursillo movement. In her spare time, Maria likes to blog, walk, sing, dance, and fill the room with laughter. Read her work at MariaVGallagher.com.