Dear Student CBS Leader,
This year I am studying Genesis with the Teen CBS class and Hebrews with the Ladies class. My teen Core Group calls ourselves, “Imago Dei,” because we are made in the image of God. It has been so sweet for all of us to come to a deeper understanding of the radical truth that we are indeed made in God’s image.
One morning last week God used both Hebrews and Genesis to profoundly impact me. Hebrews 2:6 reads, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him?” It is simply mind boggling to realize that God is mindful of…me. At the same time, clear back in Genesis, Hagar, one of the world’s biggest misfits encountered God and said, “You are a God of seeing; truly here I have seen Him who looks after me.” (Genesis 16:13) On this particular morning, I was simply overwhelmed as I thought about these truths.
Do you realize that God sees you- that He cares for you? He sees you when you’re happy or sad, when you feel good or when you feel like a loser, when you have victory or when you fail. When you feel joy that no one else can quite appreciate, God feels it with you. When you have deep pain, you are not alone. God is mindful of you. He sees you and He loves you!
The Christmas season is a mix of so many things- profound truth, worldly shallowness, love, loneliness, fatigue, joy, anticipation, and unfortunately the dreadful reality of what one sick person can do to others. My prayer for you is that you remember this season what you know to be true- that the God of the universe is mindful of you. He is good and He sees you and is looking after you.
May you see God’s hand in every area of your life and may you come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be made in His image. Merry Christmas!
In Imago Dei,
“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1