5 Reasons Your Children Need to Know They’re Image Bearers - Amy Dunham

“Lord, help me see my girls the way you see them.”
This is a normal prayer for me. I say it nearly every day, sometimes multiple times a day. It’s often answered as the Lord helps me soften my responses and tailor my discipline. However, recently this prayer was answered through old school FM radio.
The voice coming through the speaker shared the biblical truth that we are all image bearers of God. This means that everyone—even those people we find offensive, or unlovable, or consider enemies of God—were created in his image.

Created in God's Image

The Bible only takes 26 verses before it tells us that we are created in God’s image:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.(Genesis 1:27)
I knew this. But it was like my heart heard it for the first time. And then, in the rearview mirror, I saw my three girls.
These girls are stunning because of their similarities and their differences, their strengths and their weaknesses, but mostly because they are image bearers of God. Yes, these beautiful little ladies that make me batty one second and make my heart crumble into a million pieces the next, are created in the image of God himself.
Of course, their sinful nature and sinful choices cloud and corrupt the image they bear. But when I pause long enough, I can see God’s reflection. I can see him as Creator in the way my daughter sketches the flowers in our front yard. I can see his joy in the way the littlest one throws her head back in full-bellied giggles.
But this isn’t just a sweet thought to hold on, it’s a truth that transforms. Here are five reason why we and our children need to understand that we are made in the image of God.
Source: www.crosswalk.com