God didn’t need to create us, but he did so graciously so that we can experience the glorious communion that exists within himself.God wanted to share the wonderful experience of his glorious fellowship, and so he created us in his image. Being made in God’s image means that we share some of the character or faculties that make God God. That is, we can think and we can feel, and we can share those thoughts and feelings with others. And when we do so, especially when we do so for others, we experience communion, a communion that is analogous to the communion of God himself.
We experience this communion within the playground of creation. Our communion is not simply some spiritual, invisible, intangible reality that you can’t see or touch. God created the universe so we could experience communion in a very real way—a way we can see and touch, know and understand. So, let us explore this communion in the universe that God has made for our enjoyment.