“Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us…’
“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground…”
Genesis 1:26, 2:7
A hand-made item comes with a higher price than something that rolls off a factory assembly line. However, we often agree to pay that price, knowing the hand-made item has great value to its designer. After all, with every movement of their loving hands, the creator poured a part of themselves into that masterpiece.
In the book of beginnings, we are introduced to a powerful Creator who simply spoke the entire world into being with His words, “Let there be…” That is, until He came to His final creation. Only then did God say, “Let us MAKE human beings…” Instead of using His words to speak man into being, God used His hands!
The entire method of creation shifted when God chose to form us into His image with His very own hands. Even though each of His prior creations was a masterpiece to behold, God marked His final piece with a value far beyond all others. With gentle, loving movements of the universe’s most holy hands, God formed His treasure, and left HIS thumbprint on its very soul.
That treasure is YOU, not assembled with greed to be used, but formed with love to be valued.
YOU are handmade and YOUR value is so high,
only the Creator’s Son could pay the price!