New Living Translation (NLT)
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
27 So God created human beings in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Made With Love
White hot light igniting
In a pulse of creation grand,
From his great lips it was spoken
And then it started to expand,
Stars were sparked,
And planets spun,
Soon the clouds begat
The rainbow in the sun,
It was so very awesome
As he peered at what was done,
He said how very good it was,
“But we’ve only just begun!”,
The oceans and the mountains,
The forests and the plains,
All so very beautiful
Yet there’s one thing that still remains,
We need someone to tend it,
Someone to make it home,
Let’s give them our own image
And bless them with our shalom,
How can we give them all of that?
How can they ever learn?
We’ll let them struggle throughout life
And with our help they will discern,
They’ll start to see what really counts,
When we come down from up above,
When we are willing to give our all
To show them true agape love.
©2018 by William Pierce
You spoke the world into being and You sustain us every day. We thank You for granting us life among the God of Life and Love.