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January 8, 2021
Genesis 1:26-31
We spent time last week thinking about what creation says about God; this week, we are focusing on what creation says about and to humanity.
Let’s begin with a recap of last week – because the basic message is so very, very critical to the foundation of our faith.
26 Then God said, “Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth.”
27 God created humanity in God’s own image,
        in the divine image God created them,
            male and female God created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, and everything crawling on the ground.” 29 Then God said, “I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. These will be your food. 30 To all wildlife, to all the birds in the sky, and to everything crawling on the ground—to everything that breathes—I give all the green grasses for food.” And that’s what happened. 31 God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good.
There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day.
Here is the lesson I want us to learn (re-learn)
We are made in the image of God
God has declared us to be supremely good.
If that is true for you, it is true for every person you meet today (and everyday).  EVERY PERSON.  There is not a single person who is not created in the image of, and therefore loved by God.
We honor the Creator by finding that divine image in all people and doing our very, very best (God helping us…) to love others.
Who do you find it hardest to love?

What might you do today to move in the direction of love toward that person?

Do it.


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