Jesus answers the Pharisee’s attempt at trickery with a great question: “Whose image is this?” (referring to the coin used for paying tax). When they replied that it was Caesar’s image on the coin, Jesus pointed out therefore the coin belonged to Caesar.
This prompted me to think of another related question – “Whose image is inscribed on you and me? The bible tells us that we are made in the image of God, and that God’s image is deeply embedded on every human.
I belong to God. He has fashioned me and destined me for His purposes.
I clearly remember having this revelation when I was about 18 years old, and it changed everything for me. I was searching for my purpose and place in this world and the realization that my Creator had designed me for His purposes was exciting stuff and absolutely changed the trajectory of my life.
All these years later I can look back and see the hand of God on my life. It certainly hasn’t always been easy, but this truth has been my solid rock: I belong to God.
Jesus’s words, “Give back to God what is God’s” are perhaps the best advice you will ever receive.
Written by Shelley Witt