Recently I have been studying from a wonderful book called History of Redemption. Get this book.
Part of the reading plan has you read sections 10 times out loud in an effort to memorize them. Honestly, reading something 10 times out loud turned out to be more challenging than expected. But I am so glad I did. It’s amazing what begins to speak to you after reading something so many times.
Today, I am focusing on 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.
Have you ever just sat and thought about being a creation? I never did until now. Being created makes you, makes me, so valuable! Think about an artist, a musician, an engineer, any person who creates. They think, make plans, put in effort, and create something personal. A creation is not just thrown together, but it is an expression of self. An author writes themselves into their characters, a song-writer writes their lives in lyric form, an artist paints every stroke with purpose in order to tell the viewer something he or she finds important. A creation is personal, it’s from the depths of the creator’s soul. And the creator sees his creation as extremely valuable.
God created us and gave us value. Our value is not found in our business, our productivity, our looks, or even our failures. Our value is found in the fact that we were created by the great creator, Elohim.
Do you see the freedom here? I feel my chains dropping off as I write this. I no longer carry the burden of making myself valuable. He has already made me valuable. He has made you valuable. You and I are created. And I think that’s amazing.