Image Is Everything

13 Oct

Image is everything.  Aren’t we and our children bombarded with the slogan?  It’s on tv and in our music, in our churches… Maybe not in so many words, but in our actions.

If I make enough money, live in a certain neighborhood, shop at the right stores…

Every Saturday I meet with a group of high school girls.  They are beautiful, funny, and smart.  Each of them profess a relationship with Christ.  We study the word, pray for each other and their friends, and laugh together.  It’s a sweet time of fellowship.

But every week they leave and I have to wonder:  Do they see themselves as Christ sees them or are they looking through the world’s filter?

I wonder because:

Sometimes I look in the mirror and see what the world sees. Sometimes it’s the face of a tired mom who doubts her ability to teach, or a pastor’s wife whose heart might not be able to hold another prayer request because it just hurts too much…

But maybe, just maybe, the world got this one right:  Image is everything.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them:  male and female he created them. Gen. 1:27 (ESV)

I look in the mirror and see dirty old, sinful me.  He looks with me but sees His Son and calls me beloved daughter.

Created in the image of God, saved by the blood of His son, and called to be a disciple of Jesus…

Amen.


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4 Responses to “Image Is Everything”

  1. stephanieswalk October 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Oh, oh, oh. I love this.

  2. stephanieswalk October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    And P.S. I think it’s perfect. ❤

  3. Stephanie October 14, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    And don’t forget that Bev McCord doubted her ability to teach, too. She is a lawyer with impressive degrees hanging on the wall and speaks 5 languages.

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  1. Lots o’ Links « This Crazy Life - October 29, 2010

    […] I’ve mentioned before that I meet with a group of high school girls on Saturday mornings.  This week we are starting the book Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Dannah Gresh.  So far I am LOVING it!  Our (and your) students are dealing with issues (or seeing their friends deal with them) that are uncomfortable and unpopular to talk about in the church, but need to be addressed. This book is a good conversation starter, but best done in a small group setting.  Please don’t just hand them the book to read alone. It can be a useful tool but does not take the place of a parent speaking Truth in their life. There is also an online resource that is great.  You really should check it out. […]

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