A few years back when we moved into our house, a lovely dogwood tree grew just behind the deck. Last spring, we enjoyed its glorious blossoms.
My dear husband knows I love dogwoods so he bought a couple at Marvin’s, our local hardware store. Their nursery department is extensive.
He planted two little trees next to the larger, more mature one.
One morning, I looked out at the forest behind our house. Because we were into the fall season, the leaves on the large dogwood were turning various shades of red, yellow, and orange. After gazing at the colors for a while, I glanced down at the smaller trees. Sure enough, as to be expected, their leaves were a similar red and orange. They looked like the larger tree.
The scripture from Genesis 1: 26 came to mind. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.'” We, as well, are made in God’s image, to look like Him. I think the passage means that God gave us a spirit, as He is spirit, and we will live for all eternity, just as He exists forever. But it’s up to us where we spend eternity. In His presence or not. I choose to dwell in His presence.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
Dear Lord, I have confessed You as Lord and have believed God raised You from the dead. Thank you for eternal salvation.