Hope, Words of Endurance

In the Image of God

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

If you look very carefully through the first chapter of the Bible, you will see that every other creature was created “according to their kinds” (v. 24). But not human beings. They were made “in the image of God” (v. 27).

I will be first to admit that I don’t understand everything this little phrase is supposed to mean. But I do know this: If you have been made “in the image of God,” you’re top-of-the-line merchandise. There is no higher “image” that you could be patterned after.

You may be inspired by the mountains, thrilled by the stars, intrigued by the oceans, or mesmerized by this planet’s wide variety of plants and animals. But none of them can come close to the wonder that is you. You are made in the very image of the magnificent, all-powerful creator God. And He values you very, very highly.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
PSALM 139:14 (NIV)