So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them, (Genesis 1:27, NKJV).
If you are reading this right now, I want you to know that you are special. Now you may be thinking how can I know that you are special when we have never even met? That is a fair point. However, the fact remains that you are special and I know this because the word of God says so.
In the book of new beginnings – that is Genesis – God spends a week on a creative project which begins with a blank canvas on day 1 but by day 6 is a work of art that the likes of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso would be most proud of. While the conclusion of each day’s work was described as ‘good,’ it was what God created on the sixth day which was described as being ‘very good.’ It was on the sixth day that God created Adam – the first human being on planet earth and our ancestor. While the creation of heaven and earth, sky and sea, plant and animals were pleasing to God, it was the creation of human beings – male and female – that pleased God most.
The word declares that human beings are created in the image of God – can you take a moment and just reflect on this? You are created in the image of God. Isn’t that special? I want you to take just a moment to look at yourself in a mirror or open up that camera app on your phone and as you look at yourself declare with your mouth the words – I am created in the image of God. How does that make you feel? If like me, it makes you feel special then that is because God wants you to feel that way about yourself.
Still not convinced? Then why not check out what God says further on the subject through the Psalmist David: For You (God) formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb; I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well, (Psalms 139:13-14).
Wow – not only has God created you from the time of conception but He has also declared that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that you are marvelous in His eyes. Has anyone ever told you that you’re marvelous? Well, if not, now you know from God Himself that you are just that and He does not lie because His word is truth.
God values and loves you so much that the word further declares through His son Jesus that the very hairs of your head are all numbered (including those who have none) and that therefore you should not fear anything as you are of more value to Him than many sparrows (Matthew 10:30-31, NKJV).
If that was not enough, Then God said: Let us make man in Our image, according to our likeness, (Genesis 1:26, NKJV). How cool is that? Not only have you been created in His image but also according to His likeness. That means not only do you look like God in appearance but you also have been designed in His likeness – that is all the characteristics which make up who God is – supreme, marvelous, wonderful, and awesome – are also in you. That is what you are because God said it – so believe it and be the person God has designed you to be for the heavens are telling of God and His glory; what a mighty God we serve.
©Copyright 2022, Darell J Philip
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