Words from the Heart for Thursday February 1st, 2018
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
Male and Female
God had a marvelous plan on this sixth day of creation as He made us in the human family. We not only reflect Him by being “in His image” but we also are uniquely made for our place in His plans. Pause today to thank the Lord for how He has created you. Take joy in being such a vital part of His plans just as He has made you.
Women and girls comprise just over half of Canada’s population. In 2010, 17.2 million females accounted for 50.4% of the total population, continuing a slim female majority that has held for over three decades. In the data recorded from 1921 to 1971, the percentage of males was slightly higher than that of females. In 1921, 48.5% of the population was female, rising to 49.8% in 1971. Over the past century, gains in life expectancy have benefited women more than men.
There is so much about God we don’t understand. As someone wisely said, if we could understand God He wouldn’t be God. He is by nature supreme and far above His creation. But we see something of God’s nature in His creation of human beings. Genesis 1:27 says “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” In order for God’s image to be perfectly represented in His creation, He had to create both men and women. Two genders together in harmony point to the nature of the Creator. We can ponder that one for a long time. Within the X and Y chromosomes we see the completeness of God. When Adam and Eve wandered with the Lord in the Garden, they were complete. But sin has marred this. It has brought confusion and in most relationships we find it challenging to see the image of God. But when a man and a woman, redeemed by Jesus Christ, live in the covenant of marriage, respecting each other and complementing each other, the image of God can be seen. How are you bearing His image?
These have been words from the heart.