It should be obvious though, right?
Humans are very different from animals.
Lions don't image God.
Tigers don't try to improve their character.
Bears don't reason about life after death.
But people do. And in case you haven't noticed, kids are people too.
Stop for a moment and think about it. If every kid is created in the image of God, then every kid has a divine capacity..... to believe, imagine and love.
to care, relate and trust.
to reason, improve and lead.
That's a lot of potential.
You may be thinking, I'm not sure my kid reflects God's image, although they do make me talk to God a lot.
You may wonder how they can possibly reflect God's image when....
your toddler is throwing a tantrum because you said , "you can't eat dirt."
your kid is eating a candy bar he stole from his big sister.
your teenager is wearing an outfit she snuck to school in her backpack.