So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”Genesis 1:27-28
In His Image
God created us in HIS image. What an amazing thing to think about. He crafted male and female to reflect who He is. Both men and women have qualities that only God has. He gave men the ability to lead their families and strength to endure hardships. He gave women the ability to care for others and a tenderness that offers grace and mercy to those around them. Together, they reflect the complete nature of our heavenly Father. This was His design for marriage, His purpose. This was why He brought man and woman together.
He then blessed Adam and Eve after He created them; He told them to be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and then reign over all the animals. Together they would fill the earth. Together they would reign over the animals. Whatever would happen, they would face it together. And THAT is why God made both of them for each other.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for giving us yourself through the example of marriage. May we reflect your love, your grace, and your leadership as we navigate through this life together. Amen