Monday Manna "Like God"

Each 2nd and 4th Monday of the month,
Joanne Sher of An Open Book hosts Monday Manna.
Today the verse discussed is Genesis 1:27.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

When you think of the Almighty God creating time, creating space, creating matter, you begin to realize the immensity of Him. He is bigger-much more powerful-than our minds can comprehend.

He spoke - and out of nothing, there was something. There were complex systems living and moving in perfect synchronization. His voice created galaxies too far away for us to know, but also minute organisms too small for the human eye to see. He spoke and there were whales, but also tiny flowers.

Then, he made man - not with his voice, not like everything else. He shaped man with His own hands. He breathed life from His own breath. He made man in His own image.

Man is not equal with the animals. They were made for man - for food, for clothing, for companionship. But only man has the life of God in him. Only man can possess the Spirit of God within him. Only man can be redeemed from sin.

God made us in His image, and He is working in us to make us more and more like Him in our spirit. He shows us Himself in His Word and points out our sinful parts. Day by day we should be becoming more and more like God.

He's Still Working on Me
Joel Hemphill

(CHORUS)He's still working on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still working on me.

1. There really ought to be a sign upon the heart,
Don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part.
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.

2. In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
Make me wonder why He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He's the Potter, I'm the clay.


cindi said...

Thanks for remining me just how Awesome God is. Have a wonderful week.

Joanne Sher said...

I LOVE the thought that God created everything else with his voice, and man with His own hands. SO profound. Thanks for participating, Vonnie.

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

Great reminders of God's creative genius, and such perfect lyrics in the song, "He's Still Workin' On Me." I hadn't thought of that song in a while, and it made me smile.

Debbie said...

AMEN-- He's still working on me too!!
I like the reminder here too.. Only man can possess the Spirit of God within him. Only man can be redeemed from sin.

Thanks for the reminder of the power of our Image creator !! God bless, Deb


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