How would you like to be a spotted elephant?
Or a Choo-Choo with square wheels on your caboose?
Or a water pistol that shoots… jelly?
We’re all misfits!
How would you like to be a bird that doesn’t fly? I swim!
Or a cowboy who rides an ostrich?
Or a boat that can’t stay afloat?
We’re all misfits!

In 1964, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special introduced the world to a group of misfit toys. The eclectic group lived together on an island because of their abnormalities. All abandoned by their owners due to a handicap.

As I considered my own limitations, the misfit label seemed to apply.  Injured by a heavy barn door, my right foot is larger than my left. Misfit. Poor hearing in my right ear. Misfit. I have no sense of direction and I can’t swim. Misfit. My front tooth is chipped. Misfit.

My earthly body has many shortcomings and limitations. But one day, I will be upgraded to my eternal body. God promises a transformation: lowly to glorious!

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)

When I leave my residency here and enter my eternal home there, my right foot will be healed. My sense of direction will be spot on. Swimming will become my favorite heavenly hobby. And my hearing and my smile will be perfect. All my wrongs will be made right since there are no misfits in Heaven.

We may be different from the rest
Who decides the test
Of what is really best?
We’re a couple of misfits
We’re a couple of misfits

Hermey, the Elf, and Rudolph ask the question, Who decides the test of what is really best?  I’m thankful God has the final say and misfit isn’t in His vocabulary.

Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nit wit! Why don’t I fit in?

Yes, I’m a misfit! But only for a short while. In eternity, I will be splendid, glorious, and perfect. God promises.