Too often, we think of ourselves as insignificant, perhaps even inadequate. But God does not see us that way. Why? Because God created every one of us in God’s image. In the story of the creation, after God completed his work each day, God “saw that it was good.” That means that you and I, just like all of God’s creation, were created to be good in God’s view. Now, if we could only see ourselves in that same way.
Being created “good” does not mean we have to be unfailing. It just means we must try our best. Yes, we mess up. Yes, we are less than perfect. Yes, we sin! But yes, God forgives us. And yes, God still loves us. We should remember that God loves us, despite our perceived fallacies or inadequacies.
This excerpt is from “Let the Light of Christ Shine Through Us Everyday” by Susan P. Harris from the August 2, 2021, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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