Christianity, Hope

You are not enough, because God is not alone.

Then God [Elohim] said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:26 ESV

From the beginning of the beginning God is not alone. He does not need to create out of loneliness because he is not alone. He does not need to make man to complete him because he is complete within himself. But for some crazy reason that I will never understand, he does create man. And to substantiate his hand in creation, he graciously creates in his image, after the likeness of his perfect unity. He makes man for his pleasure of unity, relationship, and love.

Now here is the kicker: God made man and woman. This is not a debate on equality because I believe equal value, different roles (another topic for another time), but it is a debate about necessity. God created man and women because it was necessary to properly exemplify his likeness.

God did/does not need to make anything, but he chose to make man. In doing so God also showed Adam on the 6th day of Creation that he also needed to make a partner, a wife suitable for Adam (Gen. 2:18): another person who, alongside Adam, represents and carries out the image of our holy, beautiful, loving Creator. Adam and Eve, man and woman. Two people unified in marriage (Gen. 2:24-25) and called to serve and create alongside their God.

The beginning of God’s family.

The beginning of knowing you are not enough.

Always said with humbleness and solidarity,

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