Creation – real, not real, or does it really matter?
I was having a conversation with someone the other day that set my mind off. Maybe this is something that should have occurred to me a long time ago, but hey…
Anyway, we were talking about creation, it’s legitimacy etc. etc. Normally my pat response is “well, does it really matter whether it happened that way or not? The Christian faith isn’t built around that, it’s around Jesus and what he did for us – we know what he did was true…”
But then, somewhere along in the discussion (I’m a bit hazy on the details), the whole “made in God’s image” took on a whole new light.
When a copy is made of something, no matter how hard you try there will be imperfections. Even if you have to look extremely closely there will be imperfections in every single copy made. It’s like that with us. We’re made in God’s image. God can’t recreate himself – God can’t make God, so God has to make copies.
Copies have imperfections. We have imperfections. God knew that, God saw that coming, and then I guess that’s where Jesus comes in – he touches up the blemishes, the faulty parts, makes us like new.
This isn’t a total revolution for me, but just a new way of looking at it that I quite liked. Maybe too simple for some, but I’m a simple man 🙂