Genesis 1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Any serious forgers will always need the master piece to copy from. They will definitely need to understand if it is a painting, every stroke, its direction, angle, colour tone, warmth and all the tiny bits of information you and I will not care about, but at the end, they will try to get as close as possible to the original painting.
Similarly, money forgers for instance will need a plate of the original note. Out of which they will want to get teh exact image, the writings in their true font and size, the security marks in their true forms and position if they hope to make something anywhere closer to what the original note.
Now let us for a moment consider the creation of man. God said let ‘US’ make man in our own image. In this context, many bible commentaries will say God was discussing it with the angels etc.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-3
God and Christ and all the heavenly host created you in a Godly image. That is what makes humans different from animals. We all have inherent in us a godly character. This character can can shot out itself in many different ways and forms. How we love each other, how we care and so many other ways.
In every human being, their is an image and likeness of God. Think about it today. How godly are you? How godly have you been?
The amazing fact is that this character, this image and likeness to God was not selectively applied to some people and not others. The world through sin, greed and cheap politics has drawn so many lines to pull us apart not closer. Now we are ranked by race, religion, tribe, language, ethnicity, political affiliations and so on.
Our indifference to this shows just how badly off we have strayed from the real purpose of our creation and how far we have left our attributes to godliness. The fact that in churches we start judging people, on the streets, we choose which shops to buy from, we choose who talk to to based on human attributes and we forget one very awesome thing-that deep down we all are one.
How bout we all wake up to a point beyond our indifference, a point high up above our human failures and look upon the best gift God gave us. That He chose to create us in His very own image and likeness. Then how about we all embrace the godliness inherent in us. Let us choose to be the lights of the world that shine high up drawing the rest of the world closer to God.
Like Christ, when we see a murderer, an adulterer, a sinner for that matter, let not our actions start off in condemning, let not our character be exhibited in finding how different they are from us. Let us not choose to look at tribe, race, religion…let us look deeper and find that godly character in them. And like Christ let us embrace. Let us comfort. Let us bring closer to Christ.
Hey, embrace your godliness