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Made in God's Image (The Story: Chapter 1)

"So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
Last Sunday we began our journey through The Story--31 weeks of connecting our individual and unique stories with God's epic and grand story. We covered the first nine chapters of Genesis, which is like fast forwarding through a movie and just getting a glimpse of all the action.

As I was reflecting on the beginning chapters, where God creates everything we see and don't see, where God fashions human beings out of the ground ("Adam" means dirt) and establishes his relationship with every living thing ("Eve" means living one), a phrase caught my attention: "Let us make human beings in our image" (1:26).

In God's image means to be in relationship. "Let us" reflects mysteriously the community of the trinity. It means to be in relationship with God and with each other as God is in relationship as Father…