God’s design of creation is filled with purpose. But at some point, all of us wonder: Why did God make people? Did He need us? How could He need me? If He knew how much trouble people were going to be, why would He even bother in the first place?
The truth is, God doesn’t need people. He doesn’t need anything. That’s because, by His nature He is totally self-sufficient. Acts 17:24-25 says, “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth… And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” Obviously, we need God, not vice versa.
The answer comes in part from the character of God. God is love. Even before He made people, God was love. It is natural when we think about that to realize that God would desire an object for His love; someone in His own image with whom He could have a relationship built upon love.
That is why on the sixth day, God made Adam and Eve. It was the crowning moment of creation, the reason He started and the goal toward which each day led. How devastating it must have been to God, even with His foreknowledge, when the first people fell into sin and broke off the relationship with God for which they were created.
Since that day in the garden, God has been wooing and calling us, drawing us back into the relationship for which we were created. Nothing else in creation has that same invitation. It is people who carry His image, and it is that image within us that can cause us to recognize that there is more to life and draws us ultimately to seek a relationship with Him.
God doesn’t need us. He wants us. He wants YOU.
Be blessed today.