January 2 – Made in God’s Image and Blessed!

During the sixth day of creative creations, the Master of Everything did something extraordinary: He created mankind in His own image!  Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” We are created in the very image of God, and blessed! It is important for us to remember that God blessed humanity before there was any opportunity to earn that blessing.  Yet being blessed entails a call to action. We were not called to be passive but to take dominion over the earth that God made.  Let us then live wisely because we know that we are blessed by the Creator, who created us in His image.  As He blessed us, so we should bless the world around us.  God is love; it only makes sense that being created in His image means that we were made for love and designed to be loving.

Genesis 1:28 NLT