When you think of your image what do you want to see? What do you hope others will see?
God has an image too. There are many biblical stories which show God’s image–powerful, awe-inspiring and mysterious. It can inspire, but does that image help us feel the closeness we yearn for in our relationship with God?
This is where Jesus comes in. God’s compassion, love, and connection to us can be seen through in Jesus’ life. And while there is much about Jesus that is mysterious and awe-inspiring, it is through the life and work of Jesus that God feels more accessible to us because we see ourselves in the lives of the people he taught, healed, and loved.