Does nature's infinite variety of colours, shapes, sizes and textures boggle your mind? Father God has never used anything that remotely resembles a cookie cutter. I have to take the word of the experts that no two snowflakes are alike, but I can see for myself the differences in cones on spruce, pine, and hemlock trees; the array of colours sported by blue jays, flickers, cardinals, woodpeckers. More than three hundred species of hummingbirds have been identified! Do we agree that the Creator does not hanker after everything being the same?
If we realize this is true in nature, how much more so in His children? God loves the uniqueness of every one of us. Joy comes from discovery in relationship with a loved one. Father God knows us. He delights in our coming to know Him. Any hindrances in this regard are on our side.
When we are getting to know someone, often what we've heard about that person gets in the way. It takes time together to find our for ourselves what is true. From the first episode in the garden, our enemy has not stopped raising doubts about Father God and His intentions. James 4:7 states an effective antidote to his poison: submit to God - receive His love; resist the devil - reject his lies. We can take the initiative in furthering the relationship by acting on James' words in the next verse, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." (James 4:8 NKJV)
Love, joy and acceptance spill out of Zephaniah's declaration in Zephaniah 3:17, "He will rejoice over you with singing." (NKJV) Father God may even enjoy our quirks. He's definitely not into cookie cutter production of His most prized creation.