What is this thing we all do? (I see you blushing)
We all are guilty of making God in our own image. Yep, you heard me right and no, I’m not advocating for some weird cult. I’m talking about seeing God through our own special-colored glasses.
Need an example? Let’s look at the way out world of denominations. Open up the yellow pages and in alphabetical order you’ll find enough different flavors to shame Baskins and Robbins. They can’t all be right.
Some worship on Saturdays, and others on Sundays. Some eat meat, and some don’t. Some dunk, while others sprinkle. One group stamps their feet and lifts their hands, while others are as quiet as a church mouse (sorry about that one). One group speaks Latin, and another with the tongues of Angels. Everyone has their own special take on the truth.
In Mark 8:32, Peter did it when he corrected Jesus about what was coming. Jesus said, “Get behind me Satan!” (Can you imagine what that felt like?) Paul did it when he persecuted the Church in the name of God.
We do it whenever we think that we can see clearly enough to judge someone else.
We do it when we define exactly how God can move today, and how He can’t.
We do it when we pray for things to be done our way, because after all, we know best.
“Oh Lord, forgive me for molding you into my own image.” Amen