Whoever sheds man’s blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in His image. Genesis 9:6
In just a few days my daughter-in-law will give birth to her first child and our third grandchild. We are excited to actually see the baby and know from sonograms that she already has a lot of hair. She has a combination of genes from both of her parents. There will be speculation by others if she looks more like her mother or her father, but one thing is sure: She is made in the image of God.
This verse in Genesis reminds us that every person is made in the image of God. That does not mean we look like God, but rather that we have the same characteristics as God that distinguish us from animals. Humans possess morality, reason, creativity, and self-worth. When we interact with other people, we are interacting with people who are made by God in His image. Additionally, God offers eternal life to those who believe in His Son and accept Him as their personal Savior.
Challenge: Thank God that you are uniquely made in His image. Thank Him for life and the opportunity to have eternal life made possible through His Son, Jesus Christ.