The Female Image of God in the Bible
The term “image” traces its origins to the Latin word “imitari,” meaning to “copy or imitate.” Essentially, it represents a visual portrayal or a replica of an original form. Humanity has long sought to unravel the mystery of God’s image and identity, considering God’s invisibility and preeminence. However, when God created mankind, He clearly revealed His image through the creation (Ro 1:20).
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness”
God fashioned a copy of His original form, and the first two beings encompassed both male and female. Thus, it becomes apparent that God’s image is not only male but also female. Men on Earth represent the copy of God’s male image, while women embody the copy of God’s female image. The significant distinction lies in women being life-givers, which takes after the female image of God who is Mother, the eternal life-giver.
Just as we have our mothers on Earth, we also have our Mother in Heaven. Life on Earth cannot exist without a mother, as shown in the creation. Similarly, God’s children cannot have eternal life without God the Mother.