Jesus – What You Need to Know – 39

Uncommonly Common

What do we have in common with God?  What does it meant to be made in His image?  We haven’t seen God, except through His Son, so we don’t know if He has facial features like ours, speaks like we do, or walks on two legs.  The Bible speaks of God’s eyes, hands and mind, but we are hard pressed to prove whether these descriptions are literal, figurative, or temporary forms for the purpose of reaching through the veil that separates heaven and earth.

People often point to some of our non-physical attributes as points of commonality with God.   For example, while we are drawn to creativity, our perceived genius is merely a trait passed along by the Creator of all things.  We have a capacity for love because we were created by God, who is Love.

We also mirror God in our social structures.  God is Ruler of the universe and in His wisdom He has given us dominion over the earth.  He is in relationship with the Son and the Spirit, and we are attracted to relationships with Him and others.

On one hand, we have much in common with God, just as any child would reflect his father.  On the other hand, we are subordinate to Him in everything, and limited by time and space.  We worship God.  He sings over us (Zephaniah 3:17) and wants to be intimately involved in our lives, but He does not worship us.

Are we like God?  It can be said we are more like Him than anything in creation.  But the distance between us is so vast it is hard to know where to begin were we to venture an analysis.

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