So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
that God has made us in His image is something i have long heard in church and read about...but today, when speaking about the idea passingly at my small group, it hit me anew. that i could reflect a portion of our Creator simply blows my mind. what an incredible blessing to be so closely associated with Him, and what a great responsibility. certainly convicts and encourages me more to seek ways in which my actions, thoughts, and words would reflect His image more and more. the idea, also, that each person we see is made to reflect God instills in me a new way to look at people, to see them from our Father's perspective, to see them as reflections of God. i have also long felt that each person i meet encapsulates a piece of the reflection of God, and taken as a composite, the Body acts as a composite which gives a shadow of the image of God. He still far surpasses our conception, His glory is far more beautiful and humbling than our human perception could stand, but as an artist Himself, with us made in His image, taken together, His followers are transformed into His impressionistic self portrait.