Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:7

When he breathed life into Adam’s body, God began our unending dependence upon him as the infinite source of all life and happiness. God is eternally satisfied and blessed in himself. And in his wisdom and goodness, he specially created Adam and Eve after his likeness to relate with him and to enjoy his blessed presence forever.

God apparently came to the Garden of Eden often to walk with them in intimate fellowship and communion. Can you imagine what it must have been like to have an unbroken relationship with the one who is the eternal fountain of all that’s good and satisfying? The deepest corners of their hearts and minds were free of fear and were filled only with the best and truest feelings and thoughts of their loving Creator. Their hearts must have throbbed with gratitude and love as they diligently explored the riches of the pristine creation.

This is what we were made for. We can only understand ourselves in light of the need we have for God’s favor and presence.

Song: Of the Father's Love Begotten