If you went back to high school, what would happen? Would you be the head cheerleader, the swim team champion, the choir soloist, or the drama team great actress chick again? Would you tell yourself be less distracted by the cute boy your parents say is trouble? Would you take better notes and study harder? Would you tell your Chemistry teach that you are a form of you back from the future and you will NEVER use the Periodical Charts of Elements? I remember that Sodium is “Na.” Besides for the test, have I ever needed to know the abbreviation of Sodium in my life? No. I just remember it because the cute boy beside me came up with this: Sodium is salt and salt comes “Na” bucket.” Get it? Salt comes “in a” bucket? I digress…
I had teachers that said if they repeated something 3 times it was important and you needed to memorize it; meaning it would be on the test. Dictionary.com defines memorize as “commit to memory, learn by heart.” Well, I don’t know about you, but I never really learned ancient Roman history by heart; I knew it for a week to pass my test then completely forgot about it (sorry dad.)
I came across this the other day (and being I spend my days with a 9 month old it took me over a week to sit down and type this out. Right now she is cruising along the couch holding a hanger. I’m afraid she’ll poke her eye out but when I take it away she screams, so for some peace and quiet, this is a risk I’m willing to take. She has reached me and now she’s trying to help me type. Again, I digress)
So God created human beings in his own image. In his image God created them; male and female he created them. – Gen 1:27.
That’s the same thought written 3 times…memorize it!
So what does this mean for us? Col 1:15 says “Jesus is the image of the invisible God.” So, what does Jesus look like? Love. Truth. Faithfulness. Just. Healing. Compassionate. Trustworthy. Holy. Kind. Forgiving. Patient. Worthy. If Jesus is all of these things, so is God.
I am all of these things. YOU are all of these things. Remember, we are created in the image of God (reread Gen 1:27.) If we bear the image of God, then we need to feel good about ourselves. We need to love and respect ourselves. We can be our own worst critic; I know I am. But when we stop and think about what and who God is, and remember that we are created in his image, we can rest in knowing that all those good things about God are true about us too.
And God saw all he made, and it was very good. Gen 1:31.