Scripture: Read Colossians 1:15-23.

 “God created man in His own image” (Gen. 1:27). How could there be a greater honor, a greater potential for humans than this: being originally designed to be compatible with God Himself in our nature? Seriously, try to get your head around this statement.

True, humans are not portraying much of their God-potential right now, but this invitation to become like Him hangs over us. There is something in everyone that senses that something is not right, something is missing. It’s an angst that shows up in every culture and is often expressed in art.

The need to worship lingers in us all. People’s search for God takes many forms and often ends in frustration; sometimes it’s expressed in an anger that boldly declares that there is no God. I have many such atheist friends who try to make sense of life with this belief system. When all else fails, men worship something, even if it’s just themselves.

The “who am I?”, the “why am I here?” questions haunt us until we know God. 

Now listen afresh. “He is the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15). The angel told a shocked Joseph, “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Mt. 1:21). Matthew further explained, “His name Immanuel means, ‘God with us.’” Imagine, the One in whose image you were created has come to be with you.

Thought Questions:

1. How do these thoughts affect you? What are your thoughts? 

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2. How are you experiencing God being with you? 

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3. How might you increase your experience of being with God as your Father? ______________________________________________________________________________

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Prayer Time:

  • Spend some time thanking God the Father for reaching out to you in Jesus.
  • Surrender yourself entirely to Jesus as your Savior-God.
  • Worship Him as the image of the invisible God.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to use you to help others find Him.

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