men made in the image
Let’s be free to use our manly attributes
in God’s service.
in the coming weeks families and churches will begin to prepare for the Christmas season. Christmas is a great cele- bration of how God became human, how Jesus entered
this world to be the Way, Truth and Life. This was a necessary
step because the image of God in us had become distorted
and marred by our own sin.
As a child who grew up attending very good local churches, I don’t recall ever looking closely at what it really means
to be made in the image of God. Scripture is very clear in
Genesis 1: 27 that men and women are both originally His
There has been much focus over the years about various
characteristics of God. He is our shepherd, our friend and the
lover of our souls. In recent years there has been a growing
trend to also recognize God as our king, our strength, our pro-
vider. However I do wonder if we have had a strong enough
focus on celebrating how the image of God is revealed in
men and women.