the dawn of time

All frames of reference have a beginning point, and for the Christian, it begins with the dawn of time, when God made the universe and everything in it. 

God made humanity last, and put the man and the woman who He had made in a garden. 

God told the man to tend to His garden…

…and God put the man over all of His other creatures…

…He gave them dominion over all the earth, and saw that it was very good. The man, Adam, and the woman, Eve, lived in peace and harmony with all God’s creation in perfect innocence.

theologians over the centuries have said that God created humanity for fellowship with Him, and in this beautiful and tranquil setting we can see what ‘fellowship’ means…

They had a job to do for God, exercising God’s ‘dominion’ over the earth… and they also had a relationship with God; they talked directly with Him.  Notice in this old classic that Adam and Eve are talking with God face to face. (Funny how artists always portray God dressed in man’s clothes… and always in very ancient attire.  Who’s to say He doesn’t wear a modern-day business suit? But then, I digress!)

So, they had direct personal access to God (relationship) and they had a job given them by God (purpose).  “Fellowship”, therefore is a relationship with purpose.  Thus, we can say that the reason that God made all of us from the very beginning of time is for fellowship between humanity and God: Relationship with purpose.

Oh, but sadly that isn’t quite the end of the story…

God gave them one prohibition: they must not eat from a certain tree…

But then, that is a post for another time…

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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4 Responses to the dawn of time

  1. Anonymous says:

    You keep having me come back for more. Excellently written blog.

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