I always use the same recipe whenever I bake cookies. It’s from my Grandma’s cookbook so I know that they’ll turn out great. But every once in a while, I do make some slight changes. They’re called “Chocolate Chip Cookies” but I’m allergic to chocolate, so I always make mine with carob chips. Sometimes I’ll use gluten-free flour or margarine instead of butter… but they always taste delicious.
I found this photo on the internet (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/438256607468069493/) which shows how a cookie can look different with just one bit of the recipe changed. Isn’t that interesting that the ingredients are all almost the same, but the cookies each look a little bit different.
It’s the same with people, isn’t it? We’re all made a little bit differently. Maybe we grew up on a farm; maybe our parents got divorced when we were little; maybe we have ten older sisters. None of these things are necessarily good or bad – just like choosing margarine or butter when you’re baking – they’re different!
Lily is a little different cookie than Jada. And that’s wonderful! Little differences, but all still loved children of God!