Goodness 1 | Immanuel Lutheran Church

November 22, 2021 Daily Inspiration

Goodness 1

Goodness 1

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image,

    in the image of God he created them;

    male and female he created them. (NIV)

 

Thought for Today

God is the source of all goodness. In fact, God is goodness personified. We were created in God’s image. This means that we were created with the kind of goodness in us that would show all of creation what God is like. Sin smothered that goodness inside us, making the image of God almost unrecognizable. Yet it is not lost completely. We recognize goodness in the world around us because our spirit still recognizes its original shape. When we see goodness our spirit shouts, “Look! There is God in the world!” This is why everyone, Christians and non-Christians alike, know what goodness looks like and desire to see it in the world around them. The Christian, however, acknowledges God as the source of goodness. Keep your eyes open today. How many times can you spot God as He works goodness in the world through the people and things He has created?

 

Prayer

Good and gracious God, thank You for the many ways You show me Your love through the goodness of others. Help me to see and acknowledge the goodness You send my way today. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote for Today

In Christ the original image of God is restored, by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come. — Walter Lang  

 

Quote of the Day

Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. — Dennis Prager