{Genesis 1:27, ESV}

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

God endowed you with a glory when he created you, a glory so deep and mythic that all creation pales in comparison. A glory unique to you, just as your fingerprints are unique to you, just as the way you laugh is unique to you. Somewhere deep down inside we've been looking for that glory ever since. A man wants to know that he is truly a man, that he could be brave; he longs to know that he is a warrior; and all his life he wonders, “Have I got what it takes?” A woman wants to know that she is truly a woman, that she is beautiful; she longs to know that she is captivating; and all her life she wonders, “Do I have a beauty to offer?”

John Eldredge, Waking the Dead, p. 78

Questions to consider:

  • What does it mean to be created in God's image?
  • How does being created in the image of God help you understand that there is a glory to your life?
  • What is the longing that defines your life, and what does that tell you about the glory God created you to have?
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