The God of our imagining

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“Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

And so, it was.

Man was given form and breath and dominion over the earth. The man was free to roam and rule, with one prohibition:

“Do not take of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.”

For fear of becoming like Him, so did he prohibit the tree.

“If the man eats, behold, he will become like one of Us, knowing good and evil.”

But the man did. He coveted the forbidden and partook of the fruit. At once, he was banished and given over to hardship. But a new boon was left him.

With each hardship he endured, man found a new power:

When grain was scarce, God became providential;

When injustice was suffered, God became judge;

When discord was experienced, God became many.

Therefore-

When man was rich, he was blessed;

When man was poor, he was chosen;

When man had offspring, he was favored;

When man was childless, he was promised.

God, then, at every stage and circumstance, became good.

The man who was formed in His image found, in himself, the power to sculpt the Sculptor after his very own image.

“You are gods, and all of you sons of the Most High.”

And so we are.

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Absent-minded artist // Accidental Existentialist. Just another human trying to make sense of self and the world.

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Johnathan York

Johnathan York

Absent-minded artist // Accidental Existentialist. Just another human trying to make sense of self and the world.