For a moment, let’s look back in time ~ to the very beginning when God created the heavens, earth, day/night, sun/moon/stars, water/sea creatures and every living creature. After all of this was spoken into creation, God then said …
“… Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness …”
YOU were made in God’s image! Made, “…reflecting some of His own perfections: perfect in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness*…” You were made in God’s image … to resemble God, not in flesh and blood, but in Spirit.
“Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
God created every living creature, but He only breathed the breath or spirit of life into mankind! You have God’s very own life and nature in you!
So, as you begin this week, remember and rehearse how valued, esteemed and prized you are in the sight of the Lord! You ARE God’s Masterpiece!
* Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary
Resources: Genesis 9:6; Psalm 100:3; Ephesians 4:24