Yesterday in Sunday School class we were discussing the Trinity as part of a systematic theology study and God gave me an insight. Part of what was being discussed was that all persons of the Godhead existed eternally. From that someone mentioned the verse:
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Genesis 1:26
And then the viewpoint came up that some erroneously have that God couldn’t be perfect if He was so lonely He had to create man. And the discussion turned to the idea that God was never lonely. He LIVED in fellowship with Himself — He lived in community and that it was the overflow of His love and fellowship that became the creation.
Then it dawned on me for the first time ever.
God, knowing the love and joy of companionship that dwells within the Godhead (Himself), saw that Adam being alone was not a good thing. That the companionship for Adam was ALSO a part of the image of God.
Marriage, community, church, fellowship are all a picture of the community and fellowship within God Himself in the Father, Son and Spirit. Do I understand it all? NOT ON YOUR LIFE!! But it was a really cool “Ah Ha!” moment for me and just another glimpse into the bigness of God.
Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Back to School Monday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesdays, The Welcoming House, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, First Day of My Life , Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R, Pieces of Amy