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Pray by Day
Bite-sized reflections from Pray by Day

Authors: Mary and Michael Miklosovic, members of the Word of Life, a community of disciples on mission in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

What does God look like?

Right at the beginning of the Bible, in the very first chapter, it says, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:27-28)

“God is love.”(1 John 4:8) And what does love look like? This passage from Genesis tells us that we, man and woman, were made in the image of God. God loved us into being and, because we turned away from him, he came to live, suffer, and even die for us. This is what love looks like. This is what we, created in God’s image do: a man chooses to lay down his life for his wife, and she does the same for her husband. Each one chooses to do the hard thing. The more we love this way, the greater our capacity to love will be. Giving up one’s life is what love looks like. This is what God looks like.

Ask yourself today: How can I resemble God more? How can I love more like him?

 

 

Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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