Made in the Image of God

by Laurie Kuhn 

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)                                                                                                                                      

My mother is a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Reisterstown, Maryland, and has been for years. Both my parents were a part of starting this church in 1968; my dad actually named it. He knew the state was going to build the Northwest Expressway next to the property where church was going to be built. I’m very proud of my parents for that.

Mom started volunteering in the nursery on Sunday mornings for the babies and toddlers. She said she was “babysitting” because the children were too small to teach a lesson to. She would hold the little ones, rock them while they would cry for Mommy, and take them for walks around the Sunday School rooms. There was, and still is I hope, a beautiful picture of Jesus on the wall in the nursery and Mom would point and show the little ones saying, “Jesus”.

My mom was there just about every Sunday morning for over 30 years. The Pastor would use her as an example when he preached about serving in the church. Mom didn’t like that. She would say there are lots of other people serving just as much as she is. She thought herself undeserving of the accolades. 

Mom told me of a time, after years of” babysitting”, when she was grocery shopping and a young mom with her two-year-old came toward her. They attended church at Northwest Baptist Church. The little one noticed Mom and, with a crooked little finger, pointed at Mom and said “Jesus”. 

Gee, I think they’re not too little to be taught a lesson, how about you? I love you, Mom.


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