Genesis 1:26-28- ” Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 2:7,18, 21-24- “Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being…Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”…So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
Genesis 1:31 “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”


This colorway is one of my “Days of Creation” series.

Day 6- part 2!

The way the pinks and blues of this colorway mold together remind me of a man and a woman joining their lives together. “What God has joined together, let not man separate.” Theses words are often spoken at weddings. The institution of marriage is very important to me. I love, honor and cherish my husband deeply. He has been the greatest gift the Lord has given to me on this earth. We are perfectly suited to one another. I love him with all of my heart and soul. And through this union, we’ve brought two amazing girls into the world. Our love multiplied in a very real and evident way.

On this day of creation, God created a man. Then He gave him a wife as a gift. God had something special in mind when He created man. He wanted the world to see a likeness of Himself in all humans. And He wanted us to know about Himself through the gift of marriage. For in marriage, a man and woman would find intimacy, trust, love and physical satisfaction, while populating the earth. Yet the institution of marriage is only a minuscule representation of the love the Father has for us. He loves us so much more. Even to the point that He was willing to send His son to take away the sins of the world.  So that by believing in Jesus, we might experience perfect unity with God by having the Holy Spirit indwell our very being.  And then someday experience an eternal unity with God in heaven!

Answers in Genesis has a wonderful article about God’s creating of man. I included just the summary statement.

“When God created the vegetation and the animals, He made them all ‘after his/their kind’ (the phrase occurs nine times in Genesis 1:11-25). When He created Adam, He made him after the God-kind — in the image and likeness of God (cf. Acts 17:28). After the Fall, man is still said to be in God’s image (Genesis 9:6; 1 Corinthians 11:7) and likeness (James 3:9). However, this image was defiled by man’s rebellion at the Fall, and all aspects of God’s image were tarnished. Nevertheless, these aspects were perfect in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was and is ‘the image of the invisible God’ (Colossians 1:15), and ‘the express image’ of God (Hebrews 1:3), both in His life on earth and in Heaven.

The Apostle Paul says that we are transformed or renewed into the image of God by the Gospel, and that this image is then ‘in righteousness and true holiness’ (Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24). This is not something that the natural man can bring about by his own efforts, but is the result of our ‘receiving Christ’ in faith and repentance (John 1:12; Galatians 2:20). It is accomplished by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5; Romans 8:28-29), who takes up His abode within God’s children (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19). ‘God is long-suffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance’ (2 Peter 3:9).”