In Whose Image Were We Created

“So God created man in his own image…” Genesis 1:27

The beginning lines of the Bible reveal an astounding truth, for here is seen a prophetic word concerning the coming to earth of Jesus Christ. This revelation is more fully grasped and its full import is discerned when we recall that God is a spirit (see John 4:23). By definition we know a spirit to be invisible, yet, the Genesis account of man’s origin refers to our being made in the image of God.

Now, think of it. Adam was more than spirit; he was crafted of flesh and blood and bone. So when we read that in the image of God we were created, we logically understand that we were distinctly fashioned after that of the man, Jesus Christ.

For on the pulsing banks of creation as He “labored” over His finest work, God gazed through the winds of generation and knew that incredible, electrifying moment when His spirit would overshadow the young virgin, Mary. Within her body would begin the miraculous development of a human child…in whose image were we made. Yes!

John, too, wrote of this staggering truth. Chapter 1

Verse 1 “In the beginning was the word,…and the word was God.

Verse 14 “And the word (God) was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

Some of the most beautiful words ever uttered are those scribed by the prophet Isaiah, as in chapter 9 and verse 6, he, too, writes of that spectacular event. It was an angel-spangled night in Bethlehem, when lying in a cattle stall, was finally revealed the image that through the ages God had envisioned–that image in which Adam was created.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

So today, I remind you of the beautiful story of creation, of the one true God, who is our Saviour, our Redeemer, and our coming King.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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4 Responses to In Whose Image Were We Created

  1. tommyjoe says:

    Sis. Buxton: (Sis. Contino here.) My daughter Annie wrote a song entitled, “His Finest Hour.” Was His finest hour when He was born? Was it when he rose from the dead? In the song, His finest hour was when I heard Him call my name! Isn’t that a beautiful thought?!!

  2. timbob says:

    Greetings. The thought that God, who inhabits all of eternity, created us in his image is a one of those concepts that are simply beyone awesome. Thanks for bringing it to the table. Indeed we’re also to love our neighbors as ourselves because of this. When someone gets “under my skin” as it were, I strive to remember this; that they are created in the image of God and that Jesus shed his blood for them every bit as much as he did for me. It seems a statikng of the obvious but it really helps to keep attitudes in check.
    Have a great evening in Christ.

    timbob

  3. Shirley says:

    Good morning, Sister Contino. I’m always glad to hear from you here on God Things.

    A beautiful thought indeed is encompassed in that song, for when we heard Him call our name, it certainly was the finest hour. A great thought.

    Have a blessed day.

    Shirley

  4. Shirley says:

    Greetings Timbob, and thank for the timely remarks you have made.

    Oh yes, God made us all: every color, every personality, every size, the amount of talent, the number of our intelligence—all created by the hand of God. Brings us down a notch or two if we begin to feel superior or elevated.

    Blessings,

    Shirley

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