The Gamer Devotional: In the Image of God

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“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27

The anticipation of actually playing/ entering the game world for the first time is killing you. All that stands in your way is the character creation screen. Do you settle for the default avatar or do you choose to add a bit of personal flourish?

mass-effect-3-character-creationPatience wins out this round. Good for you. Soon you find yourself adjusting:

  • Eye Color
  • Hair Style
  • Armpit Hair Length, etc.

Depending on your preferences, this process could go on for quite sometime. Finally satisfied though, you confirm your creation and embark upon the latest adventure.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Do you see someone made in the very image of God?

The Gamer Devotional: In the beginning…

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1

Every story has a beginning.

In the way back year of 1972, Allan Alcorn created a small game by the name of Pong. Taking the concept of table tennis to the two-dimensional realm, Pong pitted two players against each other with two in-game paddles and a ball. The graphics were simple; the gameplay addictive. Pong may not be the very first video game ever created but Pong has been credited with demonstrating that money could be made with video games. Pong was the beginning.

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Just as the video game industry was launched with Pong, the Biblical book of Genesis serves as the starting point for humanity. Notice in the verse above (Genesis 1:1) that God created the heavens and the earth. This was our press start moment.

What game features your favorite beginning?