Friday, January 18, 2008

The Image of God

We are all made in God's image, but none of us reflect the holiness of that image perfectly. However hard we try, we all let our pride and love of sin get the better of us far more often than we like--or realize.

Fortunately, we have the perfect Image of God--Christ--as both an Example and a Mediator to make up for our shortfalls.

Our race was made in the image of God,
To reflect His love and care,
To create, as He, works all pure and good,
And with Him perfect peace to share.

But our race has tarnished the image of God
With ambition and selfish pride--
Now we stand so far from the pure and good,
It may seem that all hope has died.

But our race has seen the Image of God:
He has walked in our world as man.
When we give ourselves to His truth and grace,
God's own image grows in us again.

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