A friend wrote a commentary about Easter today. Part of it had to do with us being created in the image of God. That got me thinking. Don't most of us think of that "image" as being the way we look in our corporeal bodies? In other words, when we think about God the Father historically He is portrayed in a human form. As a result it has been sort of common thought that God looks like us rather than the other way around. Is that not the way Christianity tends to think about God the Father?
But God the Father, according to scripture, is not corporeal at all. We all know that fundamentally, but still we sort of suppose that He looks like us because we are in "His image". So what if that "image of God" has nothing to do with how we look, but rather what we really are, timeless eternal creatures of some kind that really don't look like we are at all? And the new "bodies" we get in paradise aren't anything like our present bodies as far as looks go. I have always not really thought about that in other than a corporeal body that resembles ourselves now, but in a glorified way.
Not a big thing, really. But I was just thinking about what he wrote and wanted to see if I could put the notion that was in my head in writing and see if it made any sense, and did other folks always think like I had, even though I knew the Scripture described Father as not corporeal, but I still had that image of him in my mind....if that makes any sense??!!..