People search for someone special to be like…or to be someone special. I believe we need to revel in our ordinariness, regular folks, like us, have contributed much to to our culture and society at large. If it wasn’t for us ordinary folk, special would be ordinary.
The word special is overused today. People’s egos, pride if you will, want to be stroked. Being special will boost someone’s morale even if it is being victimized, etc). Lets not be like those who spend their time thinking that the world revolves around them.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word special as; “distinguished by some unusual quality; especially: being in some way superior.” Contrasting “common,” by the same dictionary
- Of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality; average.
- Of inferior quality; second-rate.
Of course that definition doesn’t define us as image bearers of God. We are defined by special creation, made in God’s image, we are whom God loves as a person…separate from all others.
One evidence of this is how the Bible explains some of the many ways the Holy Spirit works through people, working in both dramatic ways and in ways that we might even say are ordinary.
It’s us “ordinarians” (yes I just made up that word) which makes us special, special because we are made in the image of God.