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26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Surely God isn't a human for us to be made in his likeness, in his image. What did he meant?
A very simple description of the Creator is that God is a super-natural Pure Spirit without restrictions. We humans are similar to the livestock and wild animals because our anatomy eventually dies and decomposes. However, we are extremely different from all other animals because our own human nature unites both the material world of earth and the spiritual world of God.
Genesis 1: 20-25
After creating the world, God created all kinds of wonderful creatures that would live on earth. God saw all the good that He created.
Genesis 1: 26
Seeing how good His creation is, God makes an unique creature which is the human person, you and me. We humans are far better than any other creature because we are able to know God and know the eternal love, goodness, joy, peace of God. We start life on earth, but after our body dies, we have the capability to continue living eternally with our Creator. Because we are an unification of both the spiritual and the material, we can rule over animals which are simply material beings. Ruling over animals means that we take responsibility for their welfare because they are created by God for our use.
Genesis 1: 27
Here God explains why our human nature is so unique. God makes it clear that we are not additional gods. There is only one God, our Creator Who loves each one of us. We look at our hands and feet and feel our breathing and we know absolutely we are not a Pure Spirit. God tells us that we are in His image which certainly is not the same as being a god and is certainly different from all other creatures.
Being in God's image allows us to share in God's spiritual life. This can happen because our own nature includes our spiritual soul especially created for each one of us. God continually calls each one of us to share in His life through knowledge and love. John 3: 16
You are right that the Creator is not human. And humans are not the Creator. The word "image" explains how, at the same time, our single nature is both material and spiritual so that we can seek God, know God, live according to God's rightful commandments, and eventually live in eternal love with Him in heaven.