Something a little different again this week. A few weeks ago, I was dealing with some health issues. I was also attending a conference about the hope Christ offers to all people, including those with disabilities. The morning of the conference’s second day, I woke with a song running through my mind–one I had never heard before. I assumed God had put it there, and wrote it down. I’ve shared it with several people, and now I’d like to share it with you.

image of god

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

(chorus)
I was made in the image of God,
Loved by my Redeemer
Purchased by His blood.
I am led by His staff and His rod,
For I’m made in the image of God.

Some folks around me don’t look like I do,
Don’t walk like me and don’t talk like me, too.
But, we all say what we know to be true–
We are made in the image of God.

(chorus)

I was made in the image of God,
Loved by my Redeemer
Purchased by His blood.
I am led by His staff and His rod,
For I’m made in the image of God.

Please, don’t feel nervous with someone like me.
I may seem trapped, but in Jesus I’m free.
One day, we’ll look on His face, and we’ll see,
We’ve been changed to the image of God.

(chorus)

I was made in the image of God,
Loved by my Redeemer
Purchased by His blood.
I am led by His staff and His rod,
For I’m made in the image of God.


marcia headshotAs a child, Marcia Gunnett Woodard was an avid reader, often disappearing into a book for days at a time. By her late teen years she realized that she wanted to be able to use words to weave a spell that drew the reader into the story, like her favorite authors did. Since then, she has enjoyed trying her hand at a variety of writing forms, including fiction, poetry, and theatre scripts.
Although she still lives less than 100 miles from her birthplace, she has traveled internationally and has shared her thoughts with groups as near as a local university and as far away as Vladimir, Russia.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys camping, traveling, sewing, playing word games, and surrounding herself with family (her husband and their children and grandchildren) and friends (both real and imaginary).
Marcia firmly believes in the power of story. Since learning that the words parable and parabola have the same origins, she considers her writing to be a catapult, using the parabolic arc of story to launch projectiles of truth into walled-off hearts and barricaded minds.
Connect with Marcia online:
Blog: www.itsallaboutmarcia.blogspot.com
Twitter: @MarGunWoo
Website: MarciaGunnettWoodard.com