Title: The Image of God
Series: Origin Story
Author: Randy Tomko

Life is valuable. Human life is uniquely valuable.

Even though the modern world focuses on the utility or quality of a life, that’s not a criteria that God values.

His perspective is communicated clearly and with no room for doubt – every human life has intrinsic value. Full stop.

It doesn’t matter how deface, debased or damaged a person emerges or becomes. Every single human life is a representation of the image of God and therefore worthy of respect.

27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27 (ESV)

what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[a]

You have made them[b] a little lower than the angels[c]
    and crowned them[d] with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[e] feet:

Psalm 8:4-6 (NIV)