In the beginning, God created. He began with light, ended with rest, & said “this is very good” when his breath filled the lungs of man. Of all creation, it was man who bore his image, his likeness. This likeness carried with it authority over all other creation. God intended man to rule alongside of him, to live in communion with him—walking by his side as a close friend. Intimacy with the Creator & dominion over earth were available to man. This was the beginning, this was creation. This was the original plan.