On day six of God bringing the universe into being; consequently His final day of work – He created humans – male and female. God decided that the male and female humans would look like God in image and likeness. Wow….!!!
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.” Genesis 1:26-28 | NIV
Wrapping our heads around the idea that the male and female humans – look like God causes all sorts of drama. Some people struggle with the idea that to look like God is to be God. Let’s dispel that myth – does your child, that looks like you, replace you as parent? No…! Because we are made in God’s image and likeness does not make us God…!!!
God chose to make everything else according to a design He imagined. However He chose to make humans to look like Himself.
I don’t know why but I’m excited by the fact that God decided I should look like Him…awesome!!