I am certain that every Christian knows that mankind is created in the image of God. It is assured, after all, in the Bible. But, what does this really mean?
Does being created in the image of God mean that God has two hands, two feet, a digestive system and a brain? I would probably stop with the “brain.” The other features may be so that we can perform the tasks of God. We may be created in the more intangible intelligence and spirit of our Creator.
We know that God has an infinite capacity to love. (Hey, mankind has the capacity to love!) We know that God has the ability to bless each and every one of us. (Hey, each and every one of us can be a blessing to others!) We know that God can perform miracles. (Hey, our moms and dads could perform miracles!) We know that God answers prayers. (Hey, we can answer someone’s prayer.) AND, God creates.
We can create a sandcastle at the beach. We can create the pyramids, we can create skyscrapers! But why stop there?
We can create WORLDS! Think about it.
With those two hands, those two feet and that brain, we can move about and influence our family, friends and neighbors.
It is an old Native American belief that each of us is the center of our own universe. May be some truth to that. Our family, and the way we treat them; our friends, and the way we interact; and our neighbors, and the way we see them can constellate around us and the way we live out our lives here on Earth.
The way we have treated others, and their reactions, and what they have learned from knowing us is the world we have created. Pretty powerful stuff!
We each have the power to create a world, either with or without hatred, apathy, or ignorance. It is our choice. The choices we make in this world are our responsibility. We are in the driver’s seat! Have faith.