And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. — Genesis 1:26 (KJV)
Here Bible says, “Let us make man….”. It’s plural because our God is three in one—God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Trinity is the word that people later invented to describe this fundamental nature of God. Before human beings were created, God made other living creatures first (Genesis1:20-25). Then God made us in a unique way that we are made in his image and we are made after his likeness. We are different from animals not because of we are the result of a perfect evolution, but we were made to be like this. God has made us the ruler of this planet.
It has been very beneficial for me to know that I am created in God’s image and after his likeness. Just as I have inherited the gene from my earthly father, I have also got the ‘DNA’ from my heavenly Daddy, the BEST EVER Gene I can possibly get. How could I sometimes feel worthless anymore? Now, I understood that I am made of the best qualities and personalities, and so are you! Additionally, we are also made to rule, with love and compassion of course.
It is said that our original mission is to LOVE over all that God has made. However, the first thing we need to learn is to love ourselves in positive ways, that means NO self-pity, NO unworthy feelings, NO lacking of confidence, NO self destructions and so on. We are dearly and wonderfully made by God, and he treasures and value us so much, and how could we not treasure ourselves in the same way?