Have you ever gone into an ice cream shop and looked up and saw all the possible flavors available to choose from? It seemed as if they had every flavor in the world bunched up into a delicious, fluffy, cone of ice cream. From chocolate to cookie dough, red velvet cake to rainbow, the possibilities were endless and you were in love with this endless possibility of greatness and deliciousness.
So, why is it that sometimes when we go out into the world, we don’t appreciate all the flavors like we do in our favorite ice cream shop? Why is it that some flavors get kept in the back while others are marketed more to the public? Why all of a sudden we are taken back by the presence of all of these great different flavors?
Regardless of the flavor, ice cream is still ice cream. It is still cold, milky, comforting, and fun. Even if your favorite flavor happens to be rocky road, that still doesn’t mean that vanilla is less of an ice cream flavor, it is just different.
1 Corinthians 14:10 says “There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning…”
God acknowledges the fact that there are many different flavors of people, culture, cuisine, language, and style in the world. However, the latter part of the sentence is the most important because not only does God acknowledge these differences, he states that they all have meaning, they all have some type of value.
Try to keep this idea of viewing the world as an ice cream shop with you. Differences among people (or flavors) should not be the thing that tears us apart. The appreciation, respect, and ability to acknowledge someone else’s differences should bring us together. After all, we are all just different flavors in an ice cream shop.
Regardless of what flavor you choose to be, remember, you are blessed, brilliant, and beautiful.