On Take Five today, RZIM speaker Shawn Hart examines the value we put on relationships as being a reflection of our creation as relational beings who are made in the image of a relational God. Shawn reminds us that we carry this relational aspect of him in us. As COVID-19 has made even more clear, we are not made to be alone. We are made for each other.
One of the ways that we have been defining the image of God is that humans have the ability to make visible the characteristics of God. One of these characteristics of God that humans make visible is how highly we value relationship; we are relational beings who are made in the image of a relational God.
God did not create mankind because he was dependent on humans to express his relationality, God created humans as an outflow of his love, to reflect the relationality that already existed between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Make it Personal
Has this season of social distancing been an enjoyable reprieve from people or a difficult reminder of how much we need one another?
How do you see the incarnation answering our need for relationship? How might we share that with the lonely and isolated people around us?