In the news last week, a rooster won a court case… yep, that’s right. In a small town in France, some people moved from a big city and sued their neighbor because her rooster was crowing and waking them up early. In the countryside… luckily, the judge ruled that Maurice the rooster can crow if he wants to. There have been other cases like that where people had to get rid of a pond because the frogs croaking was too loud, or they’ve asked the churches to not ring the bells.
People shouldn’t expect animals to not act like animals. And people shouldn’t expect us to not act like ourselves. God made us all unique, and if someone is asking you to change something about yourself, or make you feel embarrassed about yourself, that’s wrong. It doesn’t give you the right to be loud and annoying and say that it’s just your personality–we all need to be considerate of each other. But if you’re short–you’re perfect. If you have tons of energy–that’s great. Enjoy how God has made you.
You are all around me—in front of me and behind me. I feel your hand on my shoulder. 6 I am amazed at what you know; it is too much for me to understand.
Psalm 139:5-6 (ERV)
Dear Lord, Thank you for making me the way I am. I love being me. Amen.