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We’re in the supermarket. We’re making our way down the aisle to put our things on the moving belt that effortlessly inches our groceries up to the cashier. All of a sudden our eyes catch a glimpse of those magazines (you know the one’s I’m talking about). The one’s that ask the all important question, “Is Nicole too thin?” The ones that determine “The Best and Worst Dressed.” Those magazines that make you think, "Am I overweight?" Or, "Do I really have any fashion sense?"

It’s very easy to get sucked into this materialistic, image-driven society. Believe me, I know. I’m a young adult woman still trying to figure myself out. We are bombarded with images of stick-thin models, weight-loss programs, and new fashion trends. All of a sudden we find ourselves surrounded by these images and we realize we don’t fit in. We don’t fit the profile. We don’t fit the “mold” that society has set.

Craze of Self-Image

There’s a song that got me thinking about all this craze of self-image. It’s a song that says that God makes everything glorious. And in the end of the chorus, the songwriter poses this intelligently simple question, “What does that make me?” If God makes EVERYTHING glorious…what does that make us? Does it make us glorious?

Glorious, you may ask…me? You must be mistaken. There’s no way this non-size 2-regular-working-girl, with clothes she bought off the sales rack is glorious?

The Bible says, “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). The Message translation puts it like this, “God created human beings; he created them godlike, reflecting God's nature.”

This glorious God made us in His image. In His godlike image! And everything He created IS glorious. So, maybe, just maybe we really ARE glorious. Maybe, despite what this world may try to make you believe about yourself, we are the most glorious creatures ever to be created.

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