And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Genesis 1:26
The greatest tragedy in life is to die and not realize the treasure that lies within! The Bible is clear that we are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). Often we lose sight of this fact based on unhealthy comparisons to others, feeling we don't measure up to societal expectations, or insecurities that are deep rooted from our youth that emphasize negative qualities about ourselves. Jesus felt confident and complete about who He was regardless of whether or not He was like others and regardless of what other people said about Him. We too should be confident that we are created in the image of God, accepted by Him, and His Beloved (Ephesians 1:6). What a tragedy it is to be more wonderful than you think you are and not even realize it! What an even bigger tragedy it is to contain wonderful God given qualities and to go through life and die without ever realizing it! Revelation 1:6 states that we are "kings and priests unto God." We are created in the image and likeness of God, valued by the God of the universe, and are to realize the royalty that lies within each of us as born again Believers! Let us continue to endeavor to experience the unconditional love and acceptance of God, the grace of God, and to unearth the treasure that lies within each of us!