Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Self-Portrait


Mediano had fun in the sand this weekend.  He’s quite an artist.  If you look closely at the picture of his sand art you can see where his little fingers sculpted it just so.  With the right tools and expertise you may even be able to make out fingerprints left behind, evidence of the artist.
Being God’s creation means His fingerprints are on us to.  But it’s even more than that.  We aren’t an abstract or foreign image like Mediano made in the sand.  We are made in His image.  
We’re His self-portrait.  
I think there’s more of Him in us than we realize.  Yes, we are human.  Yes, we are sinful.  Yes, we are imperfect.  But if we look for it, we’ll see His finger print on us.  His image reflected in us.  His self-portrait painted on us.  And as we emphasize that more and our own humanity less, we’ll become more and more what we were meant to be from the very beginning.  
Like Him.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

Just for fun here's a video of Mediano creating his masterpiece.

Mediano's Sand art from Devotion Mama on Vimeo.


  1. YES! He created his image and adopted us as his beautiful. BTW..have you ever wondered what Jesus REALLY wrote in the sand...daring the others to throw a stone...the 10 commandments? Maybe their own sins?

  2. Aw how cute! Kids can create the most amazing things!
    We are more like Him than we do realize. Each time we choose to forgive, turn the other cheek, etc.

  3. Love it! This is a great post. I love the way you always find truth statements in every day life. You rock! ;)

  4. Just had a new thought about this post. If there's more of Him in us than we thought, then there's more of Him in others than we thought to! They are Self-Portraits of our Almighty God to!

  5. Wow! This post is very deep. Thanks for giving me something to think about---His image in me and in everyone I encounter.

  6. Beautiful post!

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