Daily Worship

Made in the image of God

Peter Neilson February 09, 2013 0 0

Genesis 1:26-31

​Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

 

​So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

God, our Creator, 

I praise you for this wonderful world.

And then You made us, Lord.

That embryo in the womb.

That child at the breast.

That young man finding life’s purpose.

That young woman fighting for justice.

Made in your image,

to reflect the unseen God

to an unseeing world.

 

Lord, I look around me:

my colleagues in the office

my anonymous companions in the crowd.

Each one loved by You.

Each one sought by You.

Made in your image

to be in relationship with You

in an unloving world. 

 

Lord, You include me.

Made in the image of God

not shaped by belittling words

not defined by my opinion of myself

but made in the image of God,

to be like God in love

to be liked by the God of love.

 

God, our Creator, 

I praise you for this wonderful world. 

AMEN

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written by Peter Neilson