In His Image

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground." 27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

What does it mean to be made in the image of the perfect, all-powerful God of the Universe? It means that you are made to be like Him. Made as a 'snapshot' of our Creator. Made as a higher part of His Creation than any other.

It doesn't mean that you look in the mirror and see a replica of God (as this funny cartoon suggests). Bearing God's image is so much more than a physical resemblance.

In recognizing that we are made in His Image we can both be in awe of the possibilities and disappointed with our failings. Both of these should develop within us a true heart to be like the One who made us in His Image.

Followers of Christ, you have been re-created thru Christ's work on the Cross and God's Holy Spirit within you to walk out your life with the joy of knowing you bear His image. Do so with great joy today!