As we draw near to Good Friday, we ask the question, “Why did Jesus die on the cross?” My answer? Because you are the most precious thing that God created. You are the beauty of life. These ideals, that God would give up His only Son to save countless sons and daughters annoys Satan! So he lurks, beware of the lie for it is happy to deceive. Satan deceives us by telling us that we are worthless, not smart enough, not good looking, not cool enough, that when we are hurt and feeling hopeless that no one understands. Do not be deceived! God has prepared another way, you can call on the name of Jesus anytime, anywhere! Please take note, you are loved. Can’t wait to celebrate with you on Easter Sunday!
Has life recently thrown you a curve ball? Or put you in a situation where you are second guessing yourself? Feeling lost? When I have days like this, I need to remind myself what God has planned for me to be in Genesis 1:26-27. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…’ So God created man in his own image.” We can draw our confidence that our identity is from the image of God in several ways just from Genesis 1:
- His brilliant creativity. God has given each one of us unique gifts and talents to create, embark on ideas, make improvements, and help each other.
- We can also be in awe that “in likeness” God gave us the intellectual ability to hear and understand Him, more than any other animal or creation.
- He wanted to have a relationship with you, so we would know how to have relationships with each other.
Life becomes more purposeful when we understand we are uniquely imprinted to reflect God’s image.