Let’s get your family together and continue our journey through the Westminster Confession (for this devotion, you will need your Bible and a mirror – preferably a tall one):
Let’s have a bit of fun in the mirror here. I want you to look at your parents and then look at yourself. How are you the same? What features do you have that look like me? What features do you have that look like your mommy or daddy? Maybe its your nose… or your eyes… or your smile. It’s pretty incredible that God made us in such a way that kids look like their parents! Did you know that God made us to “mirror” Him? The Bible tells us that we are made in God’s image to show His glory and rule and reign all over the earth!
Let’s read Psalm 8 together. The Psalm we just read asks what makes mankind so special? The Bible tells us the answer. Adam and Eve were created last of all of God’s creation, but that they were created different from all the rest of God’s creation. He didn’t give His image to be worn by any of the animals, the fish, or the trees. No — only humans. And God reserved His breathe for humans, and only then did God say that Creation was very good.
Man was supposed to use the image of God to have dominion over all creation, ruling it justly and wisely. All of this is worship, and we are supposed to worship God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength – our entire being! This would tell every creature that if God’s image is very good, then God is great!
But when we sin are we showing the world what God is like? No! This is why sin is so hurtful – it doesn’t just hurt creation though – it hurts the very heart of God! But God has made a rescue plan to restore His image in us. Let’s read Hebrews 2:6-9. Jesus is God’s rescue plan to remake us in His image!
Let’s praise God for His kindness to us to make us like Him again in Jesus.
- Watch and learn to sing “This is My Father’s World” together again!
- Here’s a question for you to wrestle with: If all humans are created in God’s image, then are there ways that non-Christians show God’s glory? What are those ways?
- Pray together thanking God for making us in His image. Ask Him to forgive us for when we sin against Him and what He made us for. Pray for an opportunity to tell someone you know who isn’t a Christian, that they would come to know Jesus – the exact image of God!