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What makes you special?

January 4, 2010

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

The self-help industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry.  This industry is built on the reality that millions of people do not like who and/or what they are.  Why do so many people dislike themselves?  There is no simple or straightforward answer to that question.  However, a component of the answer lies in the reality that many people live with a fundamental failure in understanding whose image we are created in. 

Man was created in the image of God almighty.  God is the most incredible and magnificent, entity in all of creation and outside all of creation.  Man was created in His image.  That fact is what makes each and every person special beyond our own understanding.  We bear His image. 

Sin has defiled man’s representation of that image but sin cannot obscure the image.  We have value because there is no other creature that was created that can better point back to the creator and bring Him the glory that He desires.

Let us take joy in the image that we bear and work to fulfill our purpose, which is bring glory to the Creator.

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