WEEK 6: HUMANS
“Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them…… God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good and He validated it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
God loves humans so much that He chose to create them in His own image. We were made to look like God—creative, expressive, productive, smart, detailed and beautiful. Sometimes we forget that we are made to be His image bearers which causes us to put ourselves down and feel like we're so yucky that God never wants to come close to us. It's true that when we tell God we don't need Him, when we try to do things our own way, we often end up falling in the mud, covered in our failures, downtrodden and trapped by our mistakes. God cares so deeply for us that He sent Jesus to pick us up and wipe the dirt off our faces in the way that only a Savior can. Because He never stopped seeing us as His reflection, His lovely children, and His inheritance.
God delights in us! We are His beloved! You are made in the image of God and it was for you that He came to earth in reckless rescue.
GO A LITTLE DEEPER:
Why do you think that God created humans?
What are some things that you like about yourself?
We have learned that God created us in His image—this means that out of all of His creations we are special. How can we remember that we are valuable to God this week?
GO BIG + GO HOME!
Here are a couple of fun activities to help your little storymakers to further connect to what we have been uncovering about humans.
Clothespin People. You will need assorted sharpies, washi tape, embroidery floss, small yarn pieces, rainbow loom elastics, fabric swatches, scissors, and glue.
Anthropologie Mirrors. You will need a circular craft mirror (5” the smallest), square mirror (10”12”), Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Glue Adhesive, gold leaf and silver leaf.
Create Your Own Clay. You will need baking soda, corn starch, and cold water.