Laurie on Beach
I hate to write… but I love to talk…  “Image”
So this morning I got to thinkin’ about how much I have to say, (yes I know that’s a big surprise), but seriously I do think from time to time and today was one of those days where I started thinking about the devo that I’m in the middle of (that I hope my young adults are in the middle of), and it’s about Creation.  Ok, I’m not really going to do the theological thing here, but I am going to write about image.  I use this reference all the time, you know where God says in Genesis 1:26, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” and then God says a bunch of stuff about all His creatures and our task in regard to them and tell us to make more of us and then about all the food God will provide.  But here’s the part I love the most… after all the making of everything; to which God always said “it was good” – BUT on the 6th day after making man God said in verse 31, “it was very good.”  The importance God placed on making us – and I’m not talking about the man/women equality thing, or boy/girl only thing… I’m talking about the importance in our value because we are made in the very image of God.  This scripture is one of those that we spend too much of our time on quoting for the wrong reasons.  I want to quote this scripture in the use of showing my “likeness” to others, because it is the very image of God that makes us alike.  Not my skin, not my girl-ness, not my wallet or the house or the job or the political view… but because I am made in the image of God, I have no choice but to show my sameness to others.  I pray this day that you find time to let them see God in you, the very image by which you  were made.

One Response to “Blog… Pastor Laurie”

  1. Daphne W. Robinson says:

    I love the story of the Creation…especially the dramatic poem by James Weldon Johnson. I am concerned because I do not think we are the best stewards of the world God gave us. Neither do we always show the love that God wants us to have for Him and for our fellowman. There is much we can do about it by praying, but also by setting the example. The songwriter said it best, “Let them see me in you.”

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