Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Increase and Multiply




21 And God created the great whales, and every living and moving creature, which the waters brought forth, according to their kinds, and every winged fowl according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And he blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and let the birds be multiplied upon the earth. 23 And the evening and morning were the fifth day. 24 And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature in its kind, cattle and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, according to their kinds. And it was so done. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and cattle, and every thing that creepeth on the earth after its kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. 27 And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. 29 And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat: 30 And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done.
31 And God saw all the things that he had made, and they were very good. And the evening and morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 1:21-31

Reflection

He made all that we see in the way of animals. He made them to procreate, to multiply. We know this insctively that it is in our nature to mate and procreate as well. He didn't make us one way to be by ourselves. The world as we know it would have died long ago. It was his intention for us to be united to those opposite of our selves so we could bring forth life. The animals do this and they thrive. Only time they don't is when we control their outcome. Just as we do when we control how many children are to be born of each family. But we have to remember, when God made us he blessed us and we mock him every chance we get each time we kill a life whether it is young or old. And to think that because he did make us in his image, we do all sorts of things to our bodies to change how we look. Why, is it because we don't want to associate what we look like to his image. The mirror is a good invention, it is there where we are reminded of who made us. After all we are made in his image and likeness. Do we love ourselves? Being satisfied with our appearance tells us how satified we are with God. We truly are made in his image, and I can attest to this truth.


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