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One of a Kind

The Democrat Reporter of Linden, Alabama

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I have a sweater I never wear. It's too small. Some of the buttons are missing, the thread is frazzled. I should throw it away. I'll never wear it again. Logic says to clear out the space, get rid of the sweater. But love won't let me.

What's unusual about it? It wasn't produced on an assembly line. It's the creation of a devoted mother expressing her love. That sweater is unique. It's one of a kind. It can't be replaced.

And although the sweater has lost all of its use, it's lost none of its value.

That must have been what the psalmist had in mind when he wrote, "You knit me together in my mother's womb" (Psalm 139:13). You were knitted together. You aren't an accident. You weren't mass-produced. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman.

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Original Publication Date: January 29, 2014

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