God’s image has failed to carry out its mission so many times that you might think that God would decide to fulfill His plan without us. But He did not. Rather, God the Father sent His eternal Son to become a human being and to complete our mission as one of us. “For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead” (1 Cor. 15:21). Jesus died to atone for the sins of all who believe in Him, and He was resurrected to accomplish what we have failed to do. When He returns, Jesus will fill the earth with innumerable redeemed images of God. He and they will have dominion over the world made new. At that time, God’s glory will fill creation.