“Let us make man in our image.” Genesis 1:26
What does it mean to be made in the image of God? In His likeness? It means we are small, imperfect reflections of Him. Think of the sun. The sun brings light to everything, does it not? Without the sun, can you see? No, the light of the sun permeates the whole earth. It spreads over all, bringing light to everything. In the same way, God and His Word affect everything. It is the basis of all thought. It brings light to all and without Him we cannot see.
Does anyone know how the moon shines? Does it create its own light like the sun? How does it shine? It reflects the light of the sun. The sun is roughly 400 times larger than the moon. The light we see from the moon is significantly less than the light from the sun, but it is still very evident in the sky. We as image bearers are like the moon. We reflect the light of God. Through one another we can see a dim reflection of God. We reflect His light, but we are only seen because of Him, because we are reflecting Him.
Now, is the moon a perfect sphere? No, it is covered in craters, in imperfections. However, you can still see light from the imperfect moon. In the same way, we can only reflect a broken image. We also are imperfect. We are marred. We are flawed. We are broken. Only Christ can cover our imperfections, our flaws, our brokenness. Only He can save us. Only He can redeem us. Only the original light of the Son can brighten
As part of their training in Rhetoric, our students in grades ten and up are required to develop and present a brief presentation to the school body during Chapel with guidance from their instructors and school curriculum. Each student presentation must be understandable and relevant to all age groups. Sowing seeds of rhetoric training by requiring them speak to all age levels has yielded a harvest for all to enjoy.
This week’s presentation was given by one of our eleventh grade students.
Posted on Fri, October 17, 2014
by Leslie Collins