So God created humankind in God’s image, in the image of God he created them; male and female God created them. and God blessed them. (Genesis 1:27-28a)
We are made in God’s image — not a mirror image — but there is something inherent in every human that is also inherent in the character of God.
Some theologians say we are like God because we have the ability to create. Embedded in each human heart is the desire to create — a deep need and longing to grow, produce, cultivate, build.
God did not make us to be “consumers.”
When we understand we were made, hard-wired, you could say, by God to be passionate co-creators, our addiction to consuming is transformed into a passion for creating — for living within our means and with deep meaning. Our true identity is not found in what the marketplace says we must have — but in who God created us to be.
Today is the second Sunday of Easter. This message was adapted from, “Faith Reflections: Credit Card Debt” by Sheri Delvin from the October 2005 issue of Cafe.