God still desires a relationship

By Eddie Watson | Mar 07, 2014

If God could not live in a world without man, how can man even attempt to live in a world without God?

"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." Genesis 1:27

In this first chapter of the Bible, we read the story of creation, how in the first five days the triune God spoke into existence all that is; but something was still missing. God desired a creation that He could have relationship with, so with His own hands; He made man.

Now the scenario that I am about to present is not found in the Bible; it is just my own idea of how it may have happened the day that man was formed. Many of you reading this have probably seen the famous picture of Norman Rockwell sitting on a stool in front of an easel, painting a self-portrait while leering at himself in a mirror; that is how I view man's formation. Maybe God knelt beside a calm pool of water and as He leaned over to see His reflection, with His hands He began to shape man. My personal belief is that Adam could have looked identical to God. I use this to preface my subject of man attempting to live without God, as a purpose of showing man's importance to God. All of creation was spoken into existence, but when it came to man; God made him a literal "hands-on project."

Man was created in the mind of God before God ever formed him of clay. God, speaking in Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee…" Man is God's most beautiful creation and He desires the best for man as we see in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Man is created with the intelligence, knowledge, and understanding, that is higher than any other of God's creation, but he was also given what man has used to his own detriment — he was given free will.

With all that God has blessed man with, how can man even consider being unfaithful in his relationship with Him? God desired a relationship with man then, and still to this day He desires that same intimacy. His creation, for the most part, has slammed the door in His face, but because of His never-ending love He still says, "I stand at the door and knock, if man will open that door to Me, I will come into him and restore relationship with him."

Comments (1)
Posted by: Char Avrunin | Mar 12, 2014 12:39

Wonderful article!  So good to see reminders in our Paper.

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