My, Devotion to Him #208
Verse Passage: Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – NIV
Five pounds, six ounces, and nineteen inches long; those were the measurements of my beautiful daughter at birth. After months of waiting and praying, she finally made her entrance into this world. She was so excited to be here that she decided to come early. It’s funny when babies are born we are looking at them and saying they look like mommy or daddy and sometimes both.
Friends and relatives will agree that she is a miniature version of mommy at times and then sometimes myself. And there’s times when I watch her and can only think “this was exactly me when I was younger.”
In the beginning, humanity was the spitting image of our Heavenly Father. However, when Adam and Eve sinned, the image of God was distorted. His image was not distorted but our reflection of Him was. Thankfully, it was not destroyed. When our lives are surrendered to God, the beauty of His character is on full display for all to see. God’s image is seen more clearly when our word and our actions reflect His character of love. As we are the image of God, we are set apart from the rest of God ’s amazing creation because you and I can resemble Him morally, socially, and mentally.
Your existence is not coincidence and don’t EVER fall prey to anyone who would say or tell you any different. God created you in His image to reflect His goodness to the world around you. That we may also be a light in this dark world. That we may shine hope and show everyone that there is hope when no hope seems to be in sight. That there is love. That there is kindness and mercy. That there is another way and that way will bring about a transformation unlike the world has seen or can explain.
Your unique gifts and talents all testify to God’s interest in you and His desire that you resemble Him in such a way that those around you see God’s character more clearly and acknowledge that you are undeniably the very spitting image of your Heavenly Father.
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