We all have flaws. Some of us stumble with saying words that start with vowels. Some of us get consonants mixed up and say things like the 'rong load' instead of the 'long road.' Some of us have crooked teeth that require a lot of money and dentist-trips to need fixing. Some of us have loads of red acne. Some of us have birthmarks, beauty spots or moles in places that might seem awkward. Some of us have bushy eyebrows, or pointy chins - you name it. We've all got things. Some of us have weird habits like re-reading emails for typos after clicking the 'send' button rather than before. Or weird habits like biting fingers whenever you're bored. Or scratching one's forehead whenever there's an awkward silence. Some of us get offended by random strangers winking, others laugh at the hilarity. Some of us have clumsy feet. Some of us just cannot sing nicely. Some of us have squints. Some of us have bones sticking out in awkward places like at the sides of the elbow. Some of us don't know how to answer the question 'how are you doing?' Some of us have odd-looking toes. Or odd-looking ears. Some of us can't seem to do dainty things with their fingers. Some of us have never won a game of tennis or badminton. Don't even get me started on the ability to find out what x means in algebra questions. Some people can't for the life of them string pretty sentences. Some of us can't pronounce words like 'January' and 'heroine' without making an effort. Some of us have wobbly knees. Some of us get nervous when people ask random questions. Some of us have to wash their hair every day in order for it not to look greasy; other people have beautiful clean-looking locks for three weeks without washing it. Some of us have weird spots. Or uneven skin.
But you know what? We, all of us people, are all made in the image of God.
Some of us have calm soft glows in their eyes. Glows that reflect gentle waves and silver stars. People have beautiful crowns of gold hair. Or adorable freckles like pixie stardust and brown summer sand. Or the ability to sight-read piano pieces from grand old composers like Mozart and Brahms. Some of us sing like nightingales and some of us get A-stars at Maths tests with ease. Some of us are good at surprising people; or leaving cute little notes. Some people don't need to follow recipes to create delicious meals; they just sense what will taste good. Other people can spin gold tales with pencil or ink. Some of us can draw faces that seem to come alive on the paper. Some of us can make babies stop crying. Some of us can play the violin so beautifully that people listening get emotional. Some people wear high-heels without wobbling. Or they can cartwheel and strike ballet poses like they've always done it. People have sweet smiles and steady handshakes. Some people make phone calls not awkward. Some have clear articulation and the ability to whistle with their fingers. Some people can wiggle their ears, which is cool. Some of us squeeze people's hands in sympathy. Some of us hold doors open for strangers. Some of us have adorably twisty smiles that writers put in books. People have rosy cheeks and beautiful dimples and dents. People have ways with words and ways with music. Some people cheer everyone up; they just shine with happiness. Some of us can make a whole room laugh till they cry. Some of us will stand at the side and whisper with one close friend. Some of us can make wedding dresses fit for a princess; some of us are into pottery. Some of us run as fast as some animals do. Some of us make beautiful pictures and videos; some of us listen, observe and give wise advice.
Some people think they have nothing in them. Which is nonsense. Everyone has something which reflects our God. Whether it be their vibrant, beautifully colourful smile, or their strength to say 'sorry' when it's the time to say sorry. Whether it's their talent to pick up a crying child and make it smile in less than two minutes or their talent of passionate dance. There is good in everyone.