We are restored in Christ to restore through Christ. Made in the image of God, men were designed to reflect God’s greatness. When men rebelled, the image of God in them was shattered by sin. Even though the image remained recognizable, it reflected an incomplete picture of God. In Christ, that image is restored. Slowly, by His Spirit, God repairs what was shattered and slowly, by His Spirit, men begin to reflect God again through how they live. This process begins in the heart of the individual, works itself out in community of fellow believers, and overflows into a broken world. In addition to being a pictures of restoration we are tools for restoration.