Made in an Image

Apps.  If you have a smartphone, you depend upon them everyday.  They tell us when to get up, when to go to the doctor, when someone has commented on a photo, how to spell a word, how many miles we ran (if you’re into that), and even what to buy.  They exercise a certain amount of control over us and they’ve become part of who we are.

IMG_9964IMG_9965On that note, I ran across this app: Facetune.  In short, it’s an app that helps you present yourself the way you want to look, as opposed to how you actually look.  You take a picture of yourself and make your face smoother, your smile tighter, your body skinnier, so that you can look the way you believe the world deems desirable.  Essentially, you make yourself into your own image, or, into the image that a fallen and sinful world believes is best for you.

Yes, this is a warning; one to stay away from what the world would have you look like, or act like, or talk like.  But it’s also an encouragement; an encouragement for you to see that God is calling you into a new image, a beautiful image.  The image God calls you to become is His image.  That image is the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.  One look at Jesus and we see exactly what it is that we are supposed to look like, act like, and even talk like.  When we enter into a believing relationship with God through Jesus, God then Facetune’s or better yet “Hearttune’s” us into the likeness of His Beloved Son.  That image is a saving image, a life–giving image, and one that brings eternal peace, everlasting contentment, and holy purpose.

So, why settle for tuning–away a few wrinkles or lines?  Why spend time making your eyes brighter or your legs thinner, when you can have your heart tuned for everlasting life?  I say forget the superficial stuff and give me a deep, long–lasting change that fulfills my every need.

27 So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. —Genesis 1

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