Monday, February 4, 2013

In God's Image? Really?

I was reading Colossians 1 tonight, and I read the verses that talk about the Supremacy of Christ. (15-23) As I read verse 16, I was struck with guilt. It says, For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or powers, or rulers, or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. Then verse 17 says, He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

These verses made me think.... rulers and authorities, eh? Well, that includes, Obama doesn’t it?

I’m going to be honest and blunt and say… I despise Obama. I gag when I see him. I can’t stand to watch him speak or even see his face. It makes me sick. But…

God created him.

Obama was created in GOD’S IMAGE.

As much as I detest Obama, he was created BY GOD.

He was created SPECIALLY and UNIQUELY by God.


How many other people were created by God? Oh, yeah… EVERYONE!  Every single person you see was created by God.

If you start looking at people with that perspective, your perspective will change. Trust me, it will.

Mine did.

Obama was created in God’s image. That nerdy kid down the street?  Yeah, him too. That weird emo kid who sits in the corner? Yeah,…. he was too. That beautiful popular girl who doesn’t have real friends? Yep, her too. Your dad? Yep. Your mom? Yep. Your scary math teacher who seems out to get you? Mhmm. As hard as it is to believe, they were too!

God has plans for them. Not only did he CREATE them, but he did it in HIS IMAGE.

If you treated every person you met as someone created in God’s image, you would have to change a lot of things.

It’s hard, but it’s possible. Are you ready for a change of perspective?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thoughts in D.C.

Recently, I was visiting Washington D.C. As I was walking down the streets, I watched the people that were walking past me. I saw a lot of cellphones, earbuds, chatter and just those walking. Most people won't make eye contact with you, but some do. A few smile, but not many. As I was paying close attention to people, I got to thinking... What kind of struggle is each person going through? Each person in this world is going through at least one struggle, whether it be the loss of a loved one or even just having a bad hair day. Every time I looked at a new person, I thought in my mind, what is this person facing?

I've been dwelling on this thought process since my trip to D.C. I suggest that you think about it too. The next time you're out in public, getting food, shopping or anything.... Just look at people and think about this topic. You'd be surprised how it might change your perspective.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year, A New Resolution

Usually, I make New Year's resolutions, then never follow them. I make the usual ones, such as, I'm going to start running every day, or I'm going to eat a lot healthier. I never complete those. Haha. I don't think many people do. Sometimes, every once in a while, I'll make the resolution to read my Bible in a year... I usually fail that one too, which is sad. This year, I'm not going to make the ones that I always make. This year, I've only made one resolution.

To be more Christ-like. That's it.

That will probably be the hardest one to fulfill, but I think that I can do it.

Make an achievable resolution this year. And make sure it's God-centered.

God Bless,
Christian B.