Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
These are the generations
of the heavens and the earth when they were created,
in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
—Genesis 1:26-31; 2:4-7
by: Chris Galarneau.
God created humanity in His image. Doesn’t that just humble you to the core? Something in us is modeled after God the Creator. Not only did He create man, but He gave creation over into our hands to steward! It pleased God to make us and He cares for us deeply. In fact, these Scriptures that we have read form the foundation that frame the rest of Scripture. God created us and called it good, we sinned and broke the relationship with Him, and the rest of the Bible is about Jesus reconciling us back to the relationship we see right here in the beginning! Today, as you spend time with God remember that He loves you, He knows every hair on your head, and He desires to be close to you.