This series journey opened with the prologue statement, “The image of God within humanity is under siege.” The insanity of depravity is the seeking of one’s identity within anything other than God. Self-creation becomes the ultimate act of self-deception and then of self-destruction.

In our current culture, the recovery and restoration of the image of God in our lives requires that we take an intentional, individual, and humble look at our life from God’s perspective, from eternity past to eternity future. When we do this, we will not be so inclined to desecrate the beauty, intimacy, and adventure that He has promised to us.

ACT I DESIGN: the plan that was initiated before creation

Even though this seems beyond comprehension, it does answer multiple issues that confuse us about our identity. This is defined in scripture as being created in the image of God.

ACT II DECISION: the choice to seek a relationship with Him or NOT

Choosing Him catapults us into a realm where we see ourselves being conformed to His image and therefore becoming an image bearer or a witness to the One who created and delivered us.

ACT III DESTINY: the life lived into His ultimate gift of personal creation

A lifetime as an image bearer results is an existence beyond the linear and into the multi-dimensional or eternal. Our gratitude to God becomes overwhelming!

  O LORD, You have always intimately known me. You knew every thought that I was thinking. Your constant presence surrounded me wherever I went. This is too wonderful for me! I cannot take it in! I praise You because I was uniquely crafted, even before I was formed in the womb. How precious are Your thoughts toward me O God! They are more than the sands of the sea… Psalm 139

  I have always been confident that what you began in me would be faithfully and providentially brought to maturity… Philippians 1:6; Psalm 138:8

  My story is Your poetry, nuanced in such a way that my destiny was being realized while I lived and participated in Your promises and purposes… Ephesians 2:10

  Goodness and Mercy have constantly and aggressively pursued me! You have been my Strength, my Song, and my Salvation… Psalm23:6; Isaiah 12:2

  You have guided me with Your counsel and Your countenance, and You have received me into the glory of Your eternal presence… Psalm 73:24

When a Christ-follower transitions to eternity, they leave a lasting legacy of love for those who are to follow. In time, this legacy strengthens and deepens, even though we have transitioned to eternity. It becomes a lasting message to those whom we will see again!

 I look forward to seeing you face to face. When that time comes our joy will explode… III John 12

So, holy embraces all around! And peace to all of you who are in Jesus ChristI Peter 5:15

May the Lord keep watch between you and me while we are away from each other… Genesis 31:49