God Created Us In His Image
June 30 - Devotion
We human beings are not the only creatures made by God, and we are not the most beautiful and powerful beings. God also created angels that have some power that we cannot compete with. Meanwhile, despite our limited strength, God still specially fashioned us to have better honor than angels and other creatures. In fact, David observed God’s indescribable creation of human beings and said,
“Lord, what is man, that you take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that you are mindful of him? Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:3-4). David also said, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen—Even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:3-9).
Human beings are the most prestigious creation in existence. God who is the creator of the universe has decided to specially make humans look like himself. While God spoke and authorized other creatures to miraculously come into existence, he engaged in actual labor to create a human being. God stooped down and used his hands to mold clay and form man’s head, arms, nose, and other body parts. He also prostrated close to the ground so that he could breathe life into the motionless man he had just created. A man came to life, and he looked exactly like God! Meanwhile, God also shared his dominion with a man that he has created, and he commanded him to take control of other creatures. Isn’t God wonderful to man and his descending generations?
God has done remarkable things for the generation of human beings, and everyone ought to be appreciative of him. God has demonstrated his special love towards us, and we ought to be grateful to him! All people should praise God because he has chosen us to be human beings and not animals! Since God has honored us this much, we should honor him also. Every human being should thank God for whom he or she is.
Dear God, I thank you because you have created me as a human being. I understand that you could have created me as a chicken, and someone else could have eaten me for dinner. You did not make me a fish that another fellow could have preyed upon. You created me as a human being, and you decorated me with grace, beauty, and honor. I must confess that you are such a wonderful Creator! I love you so much, and I appreciate your works. Hence, I will spend the rest of my life appreciating you. I will praise you in the morning and in the evening. Not only that, but I will also faithfully serve you for the rest of my life. Please uphold me to faithfully serve you unto the end. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.