Imagine this for a moment: From God came all things. Everything that is, has been or ever shall be has its roots within Him (Romans 11:36). He created you and me. We have a sacred heritage.
What a mind-blower. Humbling, isn’t it? The high and Holy One takes care of the universe. In addition, His constant awareness of our fragile brittleness provides comfort (Psalm 8:4).
Man is a unique creature, unlike the animal kingdom and all other living objects, in that, we’re formed in His image. Thus, we possess all the attributes of God, but we are not God. Andrew Wilson, author of, GodStories: Explorations in the Gospel of God, says we’re the second-most sacred of all. “Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:8 AMP)
Let’s start at the beginning: since God is a tripartite being, we are too. The God of the Bible exists as the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit: three in One. Although the word trinity does not appear in the Bible, the “Trinitarian formula” is mentioned in the Great Commission (Matt 28:19). Likewise, we are designed in three parts–body, soul and spirit. Amazingly, it’s not just our bodies that are fashioned in His likeness. Our brains contain reasoning abilities. We are capable of logical, rational thinking and solving complicated problems. (At least my genius husband can!)
It gets even better! As spiritual beings, we live eternally and our spirits cannot die. By embracing God’s magnificence, we get a glimpse of our own.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works …”. (Ephesians 2:10)
“You formed me in my mother’s womb … body and soul, I am marvelously made! You know me inside and out … I was sculpted from nothing into something.” (Psalm 139 Message)
Look. We’re priceless and the Father loves everyone to the stars and back (John 3:16). However, we are unique entities. No two individuals are exactly the same. A deeper relationship with Christ will emerge, when we realize He watches over us personally, individually and unconditionally, not universally.
Here’s the thing: He thought we were worth dying for and gave the costliest gift possible–His Son.
I understand, it sounds too good to be true. Trust me though, it’s definitely a chance worth taking.
How do you feel about surrendering to His design? How might your life change knowing you have a sacred heritage?