Daily Reflections

Created to Cling

March 10, 2023 Kim Cash Tate

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” —Genesis 1:26

Unlike anything else God made—from the sky and the sea to birds, beasts, and sea creatures—humankind would be unique. We would have higher characteristics, such as the ability to think abstractly, to reason, to feel emotion, to create and to appreciate creation, to know right from wrong and to choose right from wrong. And in addition to the mental and moral aspects of God’s image in us, there is this special one: the relational.

With humanity God got personal.

Being made in His image means we can have a relationship with Him. We can talk to Him. We can hear Him. Our minds can know Him. Our hearts can worship Him. We can love and obey Him. When we do these things, we are clinging to Him.

Nothing else in creation was made with “clinging” in mind. This distinction, this ability to walk in close fellowship, was reserved for humankind. We were created by God to cling to Him.

Devotional is taken from Cling: Choosing a Lifestyle of Intimacy with God © 2017 by Kim Cash Tate.
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Make it Personal

If we were created by God to cling to Him, what happens when we go off on our own?