Created in His Image

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Reading Verse: Genesis 1:1 – 31

“ 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) 

Mankind is the most precious creation of God for we are created in His image. In other words, we possess the highest position among any other creation in the world. Human beings possess mind, emotions and freewill. Human beings are free to choose as he desires, and this is what differentiates human beings from other creations. God also breathed the breath of life into humans, using His own breath. We ought to give thanks for we are a precious creation before God. God loves us very much, Jesus never looks at our conditions, He accepts us just the way we are. Thus, when others cannot accept our existence, we need not feel inferior or worthless, for we have Jesus, who accepts us for who we are. We should never focus on the conditions. Instead, we need to be strong and confident individuals.

When we are created in the image of God, then God’s characters are also in our lives. One of God’s characters is love. In life, we must love one another for God is love. God even loved us first, and it was proven by His death on the wooden cross. Loving is not a heavy burden when we do it sincerely.

God has also given us wisdom, different skills and abilities, unlike other creations in this world, so that we may develop and expand them. One of God’s commands for us is to rule over the world, and over the fishes in the sea, the birds in the sky and the animals on land. This means that we should never stay silent. We have to do what God has commanded us to. We have to utilize the abilities that God has given us to fulfill God’s plan in us.

When God created you, He had a special plan and goal. There is no coincidence. Jeremiah 29: 11 says that He has made a bright future full of hope for us. Many people worry about their future, but God is our hope. With Him, we will obtain a better future. Trust Him and do not worry, for He has the best plans for us.

Give thanks for we are God’s beloved and precious creations. Amen. 

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