“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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