Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
The verse above contains two things that have made me wonder. A thought occurred to me and I was hoping some of you could help me think of the answers; God speaking in first person plural and man having dominion over all the earth.
I believe that most of us would know that God’s referring to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, they are a single God in three persons. An amazing mystery which I won’t go into today. What struck me is the sense of community. God is not alone, nor is Jesus nor the Holy Spirit. They never have been alone and never will be because they are together in one. When God created Adam all was well except the fact that he was alone and so he made Eve. Together they formed a community and it was good. As creations of the Almighty God we’re not designed to be alone which is why we live in a society and go crazy if we’re in solitary confinement or just alone for too long.
Facebook and social sites are leading to rises in the cases of depression globally and thanks to the internet more and more people are finding it difficult to handle social situations in person. My question is do you think this could be some sort of decay or diversion from what God intended? People are spending more time alone and less time with each other and it has led to real life problems in families, relationships, etc. By trading community for a ‘manicured screen personality’ do you think we may be moving away from God’s will for us as His creations?
I’d be very interested in hearing what you have to say and your general views.
I pray that God continues to bless you all and that you may call to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to lead you in everything that you do. Make God your compass and go where He points you.
*I’ll address the second thought in a follow up post.