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Sunday March 5th Genesis 1 : 26-28
Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth". So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. And God blessed them.
Ever since I was a teenager, I have been interested in Egyptology. How marvellous it was to actually visit. But I hadn't appreciated that, besides pyramids and temples, the country is awash with statues of the Pharaohs. What a self-important bunch! Of course these images were erected to show that the land was theirs; they were its masters.
Alone of all God's creatures, the Bible tells us that humans — male and female equally — are created in the image of God. When you and I meet, we are a reminder to each other that this earth belongs to God and that we are to care for it on his behalf. There's nothing new about the green agenda! Our role is to create a world where all life can flourish.
But there's more! One of the few films to make me cry is The Railway Children. It is a story of unwavering love within a family despite many trials. The Bible is a great love story. God has created us in his image that we might know, love and enjoy him. Through all kinds of turns and setbacks, God continually woos and seeks us, trying to draw us to himself in love.
And in this love affair, we find our true joy and life.
All the following passages in this Lent Booklet are to be read in the light of this love story.
Lord our God, fill us with a desire for you and for the well-being of all creation.
David Wood Supernumerary Minister

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