January 6–In the Image of God…Blessed and Purposed…Beautiful

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

…the LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it…[and made] a suitable helper for him…a woman…

Genesis 1:27-28; 2:15, 18, 22

Created in the image of God, we humans were blessed and purposed to be intricately and intimately involved in earth’s rhythms of life. Beautiful.

We were blessed and purposed to be fruitful and bear children, to care for the other creatures of this earth that fill the sea, the air and the land. We were blessed and purposed to work together to care for the Garden—to care for this world—that the LORD God had made and put us in. This was God’s beautiful plan.

Created in the image of God, we humans were blessed and purposed to be intricately and intimately involved with each other. Beautiful.

We were blessed and purposed to be each other’s helpmates, companions, supporters, fellow care takers of this world—starting first within the most intimate of relationships that the LORD God established: the relationship between husband and wife. This was God’s beautiful plan.

May we each be blessed today…and every day…as we purposefully care for our world—or at least our little corner of it! And may we each be blessed today…and every day…as we purposefully care for and help the people with whom we share this world, beginning right within our closest, most intimate relationships!

This is still God’s beautiful plan!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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