What does it mean that we are created in the image of God?
There has been plenty of debate about this doctrine and it is trickier than it might seem. But, in some form, the image of God persists in every human being. Here is one aspect of that universal doctrine.
Because God made us, we can recognize him.
To be created in the image of God means we can all recognize God—even unbelievers. God speaks in a language we understand. We take notice when his character is on display; we recognize him.