So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female he created them. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:27 and 31 KJV)

You may have read this passage of scripture describing the creation of men and women many times and thought little about what it means to you as a woman. But if you examine closely there is much to understand about God?s last day of creation.

When God created mankind he had a very specific purpose in mind. This scripture tells us that he created us (human beings) in his own image. How extraordinary! It means he created humans to be like him. He created us to bear his image here on earth. This is quite humbling and yet bestows great value and purpose to our lives. He created us male and female. It does not say that one gender is more important than the other or carries more of his image than the other. I believe he is saying that males and females both have equal responsibility in bearing his image. Our responsibilities are equally important in what God expects from us here on earth.

After the creation of human beings we read that God said it was very good.  This is the only time in the creation story that God deems his work to be very good and not just good. Women were the last thing that God created, and with that creation God was finished and God was obviously very pleased with the outcome. Woman was the crowning moment of God’s creation. Until woman was created things were not complete. Remember-you complete God’s creation!