Here’s a daunting thought I came across the other day when reading Walter Brugemann’s take on the creation story in Genesis. The people for whom the creation story was written were people in exile in a strange country in which statues, idols, and god/kings were routinely worshiped. Into this setting comes a story of the one God who allows no idols at all. The only image we have of God, and this is the daunting part, is us!
Normally I think of being created in God’s image as some sort of privilege, but taken the other way, as bearing his image to the world, is a whole other light.
Think about yourself as God’s image in this light as you go through your day today.