Finding your true value as God’s image bearer
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. - Psalm 139:14
Our five senses give us some astonishing capabilities, don’t they? The human can see a candle’s flame 30 miles away on a dark, clear night and smell a single drop of perfume diffused in a three-room apartment. Our tongues can taste .04 ounces of table salt in 530 quarts of water. Our sense of touch can detect a pressure that depresses the skin .00004 inches on the face or fingertips. And our ears can tell where a sound is coming from even when it arrives at one ear just .0003 seconds before its arrival at the other ear.
Yet as you grow older, perhaps you’ve noticed that your eyes aren’t what they used to be. Maybe your nose can’t quite smell roses on a beautiful spring day like it used to. And it’s possible that your ears have caused you to lean in a little closer to your friends to hear them clearly when they talk!
Despite these types of problems that everyone faces as they grow older, you are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. And because the Bible says that “God is spirit” (John 4:24), we know that this image isn’t physical; it’s spiritual. That means that whatever functions you may lose, you’ll never lose the image of God in your soul.
So never forget that you bear God’s image, and even when your physical body fails you, your spirit—who you really are—endures forever!
Thank God that He’s allowed you to bear His image. Pray that He would help you understand that your true value goes well beyond your physical body.
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