We Live in a World
We find images in many places in our day to day lives. They are on our money. We find them as art in museums. They help promote businesses—like the KFC Colonel. Our television is filled with live images as well as ones that have been recorded. We often have various images in our home as keepsakes and personal treasures. We can go to our computer and in an instant, we can google just about any image imaginable.
Of all the images in this 21st century world, the “selfie” seems to be one of the most popular. People take them for fun, when they encounter a celebrity, and even in daring situations. While the modern selfie is perhaps about ten years old, it is quite interesting to consider that with all the technology at our fingertips, that we are so fascinated and more often engaged with theses image of ourselves than the rich images of God’s creation all around us.
Often, our first interpretation of the term image will refer to the physical likeness of someone or something. We speak of siblings looking like each other, and find it fun to try to determine which parent or family member we resemble the most. We also have a lot of fun in discovering celebrity doppelgangers, where we find famous people who resemble family, friends and even ourselves.
A second understanding of image pertains to the way we perceive how we think others think of us. This can get very complicated and create unhealthy obsessions. We will never fully know what others think of us, nor should it really matter—because we have no control over such perceptions. Yet, people spend a great deal of time and energy trying to understand how to shape such perceptions in their favor.
Our theme this year at Mt Calvary is, “Made in His Image”. It is based on the verse from Psalm 139:14, which states, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” This verse gives us a third perspective of image. It is the idea of being made in the image of God as found in Genesis 1:27. As humans, we are the height of God’s creation, made in His likeness, created to do good works, gifted in numerous ways to serve others, called to live an uncommon life as common people of faith.
We look forward to the year walking together as a community of faith, made in HIS image!
Dr. Steve Christopher
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