Who wants to be normal? Who wants to stand out? Many of us want both, but is it possible?
Planet CoRot-9b is an exciting discovery. It was found in a constellation 1500 light years from Earth. Its orbit is similar to that of Mercury. Its size is similar to that of Jupiter and it’s believed that its surface temperature is between -20 degrees and 160 degrees Celsius. This makes the planet mighty similar to those in our own solar system.
This planet stands out because of its very normality.
We as Christians can also stand out for the better when we embrace our ‘normality’.
As a Christian it’s normal to show kindness when no kindness is first shown to us.
It’s normal to forgive the unforgivable.
It’s normal to love the unlovable.
It’s normal to care when no one else does.
These things don’t make us extraordinary. They make us normal in Christ. They may not always seem easy, but it’s God’s power that makes them possible.
And these are the things that make a difference. These are the things that people notice and remember.
We are not strange and unusual. We are normal.
Do you embrace your normality? Do you feel normal? Or do you feel highly unusual?