Made in the Image of God

Made in the Image of God

Made in the Image of God

Genesis 1:27 “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Dear Kids,

There are a lot of theories today about the origin of the human race. Just Google the topic and numerous articles appear on the screen. But the simplest and most overlooked explanation is the one articulated at the very beginning of the Bible. Genesis 1 tells how God created the heavens and the earth and fashioned a place fit for living creatures. After creating the fish, birds, and animals, God created man and woman in His own image and gave them authority over all the earth.

Made in the Image of God

Many scientists teach that humans originated in Africa millions of years ago. They explain that an apelike creature began to walk on his hind legs and over time evolved into the human beings we are today. But this type of theory only begs more questions. Where did the apelike creature originate?

I personally find it much easier to believe that a powerful God designed the human being and breathed into him the breath of life. What a thrill to think that this great Creator chose to fashion us in His own image. This would explain our ability to think, reason, create, make decisions, and develop relationships. We were placed on the earth to be God’s representatives to the world and that appointment is such an honor.

The Value of Human Life

Those who choose to believe the Genesis creation account have a better grasp on the value of human life. Although sin has marred our ability to represent God’s likeness appropriately, we must remember that all humans, in every stage of life, still bear the image of God. We should regard them as precious and treat them with dignity.

No matter how you slice it, finding the truth about the creation of man takes a lot of faith. But it is worth the effort to search for truth. And your answers will make a huge difference in how you think about yourself and the rest of mankind as well. Read for yourself and consider the Bible’s account of our origins. What a great place to start finding answers to your questions!

Love,

Mama

 

4 Comments

  1. Bart K. Sheridan on November 17, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Often the simplest answer is the most likely and the most believable one. Thanks for a great reminder!

    • Sandy on November 23, 2021 at 1:01 PM

      Thank you for your encouragement! And for being the best editor ever!!!

  2. Nathan B on November 17, 2021 at 9:05 PM

    Its true that it takes faith no matter which way you slice it! Unfortunately, I have seen that many individuals today don’t even seek to find truth. Many who say they believe in an evolutionary creation haven’t taken the time to truly delve into the theory (or any other theory for that matter). These individuals are putting their faith in a theory which when looked at with a discerning mind, has so many unanswered questions! I would say apathy is one of the great fights our generation struggles with today.

    This is a great reminder that life has value not because we randomly were formed through an evolutionary process, but because we were created in the image of and by a loving God who seeks to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us.

    • Mama on November 23, 2021 at 1:03 PM

      How sad that many are believing a lie hook line and sinker without truly searching for the truth. May God open their eyes to what they are missing and give them a desire for a deep relationship with HImself.

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I write inspirational letters based on the Bible that share words of hope, encouragement, truth, and healing to my children and anyone else who longs for a mama's touch.

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