Whew, I don’t know about you, but I am sure glad to be back here in the Garden; Corinth has some great architecture, but what a crazy town it was! Here it’s so much more peaceful and, well… sane.
I think it’s fair to say that we’ve established that humans were created by God in His image. We’ve also established that Scripture teaches that both male and female are created in God’s image. Well that is all well and good, but male and female look exactly alike and completely different… and I’m having trouble processing the information. Here’s another one: If I am created in God’s image, does that mean that if I look in the mirror I’ll see exactly what God looks like?
Well I for one simply can’t believe that; surely He is better looking!
In the past, I’ve gotten around this problem by saying that “there is something in our human form that is representative of the nature of God,” and I’ve always gotten by saying that but only because nobody ever dared to ask the obvious question: What is that “something”?
Before I can try to figure that out, I have more questions flooding my brain…
What does God actually look like?
Didn’t Jesus say that God is spirit (John 4:24)?
Aren’t spirits invisible to the human eye?
Do spirits have a physical form?
Has anyone ever actually seen God?
Aren’t we just back where we started?
Didn’t Jesus say that if you’ve seen Jesus you’ve seen the Father (John 14:9)?
So then doesn’t all of this really mean that being created in the image of God is just some kind of a theological/spiritual/abstract thing after all?
Anybody ever read or watch Poirot by Agatha Christie? Isn’t this where Poirot would go off by himself to use his “little grey cells” and think awhile?
Yes, I think that’s where we are right now. Lucky for us, we are back in this beautiful and peaceful Garden; let’s think for a bit; maybe we missed something. If anybody has an idea, this would be a good time to speak up.
See you next time!
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