Have you ever thought about snowflakes? I mean, we all probably think about snow, at least if we live in a climate that gets any amount of it ever. But have you ever just looked and studied snowflakes?
Today they have been so beautiful coming down softly as a potentially pretty big winter storm moves in. My son and I were out on a couple errands earlier this and it gave me such joy to see him try to catch each snowflake he saw in his mouth. (Where did he even learn that? I haven't done that in probably....20 years...so it wasn't from me. Apparently it's one of those skills you just pick up along the way without people teaching you!)
Each snowflake is completely unique and designed a little differently than all the others. Snowflakes are a lot like each of us. We are similar to our neighbors, family and friends but each of us is entirely unique. We (generally) all have two legs, two arms, ten fingers, ten toes, a torso and head -- but then the exact way those are all situated, our skin color, stature, personality, age, opinions, thoughts and minds (etc.) are all a bit different.
While God could make all the snowflakes look the same, He chose to make them unique. If He takes that much care in each flake of snow, why don't we believe that He created us each individually with intention?
Reminds me of this passage from Matthew about lilies in the field.