Day 2: Image

God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.–Genesis 1:27

Read the whole passage in Genesis 1:24-31.

We look like God. We resemble the Creator of the universe. When we ignore the hurting, oppose the neglected, and forget the unwanted, we are not just sinning against some vague moral code; we insult God’s masterpiece–the one thing on this planet, and perhaps the universe, made to look like him. Violence, prejudice, selfishness, hateful language, they stain the canvasses painted to reflect God. We honor a few, our favorites. We erect museums for Picasso and Raphael, Halls of Fame for our athlete superstars. But what have we done for everyone else? What have we done for the artwork living next door or sitting in the adjacent cubicle? Have we looked the beggar on the street corner in his eyes and treated him with the respect he deserves? Do we see the thousands of people around us each day and stand in awe at God’s creation?

Talk with God

God, so often I forget the love and passion you poured into making my neighbors and coworkers, my friends and even my enemies. Help me see them and love them the same way you do.

Live it. How will you live more second today?

Tell it. How will you share what you have learned?

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From the book “live second 365 ways to make Jesus first”

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