Monday, May 8, 2017

To be made in the Image of God (imago Dei) is to Reflect

After the six days of creation, God creates humanity.  In Genesis 1:27, we are told that God created humanity in His image (imago Dei)-male and female He created them.   To be made in God's image has several implications.  

We are to be like God in that we share in the like-ability to create and design, the like-ability to order, and to multiply and grow. We are also made to reflect God back to God, reflect His image to the rest of humanity, and to reflect His image into creation. 

We are neither created to reflect ourselves nor are we created to reflect or do the work of creating and ordering alone without God--That was the Fall.  Neither do we reflect God's image only as men or women only; It is only when all humanity as men and women coming together in co-partners and in participation with the Creator, do we image our Creator.  

Today because of Christ, we are reconciled with God.  We join in union and participation with the Godhead in His redemptive and trans-formative work.  We are empowered by the Holy Spirit.  We build for the kingdom! We build together. Our work matters to God and has eternal significance because we are made in the image of God.

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