Imagining Your Image

Lord,
Sometimes I think we step over the line
We move from being a created being 
To being 
Something 
We can never be
Yet we pretend
We have the knowhow
To be
Re-creators of your creation

Lord,
We act as though we owned your world
I even hear people referring to themselves as gods.
Rock gods
Sex gods
Stars of stage and screen
Image is everything in our world 

Lord,
Help me to remember that 
I’m made in your image
I’m not the original creator
I’m a reflection of what a creator can be
But I’m more than a reflection
I’m a person made by you in your image,

Lord,
Help me to live up to your image
Help me imagine more of your thoughts
Help me imitate your creativity in the world
Help me reflect something of your glory and image 
In my everyday ‘life frame’

 

written by Albert Bogle, St Andrew's Church, Bo'ness

Genesis 1: 26-31

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. 

 
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