Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NIV)
Have you ever played with clay or created ceramic pottery by hand? Or have you ever made a garment for yourself or a child? Or have you ever worked with wood and made a birdhouse, table, etc.? It gives me joy when I can create a piece of art.
During the creation week in Genesis 1, God spoke, and things happened. He prepared the earth of life. He created the air, sunshine, flowers, trees, animals in preparation for us. It was like soon to be parents preparing the nursery for their firstborn child.
Then the time came for us to be created. God didn’t speak, and Adam materialized. No, God was hands-on in creating Adam and Eve. Picture God kneeling down and taking some clay and forming Adam’s body with love. Adam was designed to look like God Himself. Then God breathed into Adam the breath of life, and Adam woke to the beautiful garden that God had created for him. Then God performed the first surgery and formed Eve from the rib of Adam. Such a beautiful love story.
We are made in the image of God. We are the Artist’s masterpiece!
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27 NIV)