Bible Society of South Africa

40 DAYS – Time with God – Day 10

In God’s Image

by Pat Baxter

Bible text(s)

24Then God commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of animal life: domestic and wild, large and small” — and it was done. 25So God made them all, and he was pleased with what he saw.

26Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small.” 27So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female,

Genesis 1:24-27GNBOpen in Bible reader

Some years back, my Korean friend’s four-and-a-half year-old daughter, Tjaehe, sat on my knee and asked me to draw a picture of God. I was taken aback. ‘Draw God … where do I start?’ I turned the question back to Tjaehe. I asked her to remember all the stories of God that she has heard and then tell me what she imagines God to look like. She thought for a while and then drew her mother and father sitting down with her on their knees and she was holding her baby brother in her arms. She captured the essence of God; a God whose knee she could climb on and ask questions; a God who  would comfort her and explain things that puzzle her.

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