How and why did God create us? God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory. (New City Catechism) Complete in self, yet fitting that He should make companions, as though within Himself He should burst with overflowing community; fitting too that, complex within the Godhead, He should make two so interwoven beings, ribs extracted as a sign of eternal togetherness, rest at first a symbol of our right state beneath the breath of our Creator, dust a sign too: frail, ephemeral, yet easily shaped by the plans of sovereign hands. And when we wake: what a day! The Garden prepared for our delight, the man, the woman, two yet one, made to show in micro-form the grace, the wonder, the banks-bursting flow of love and truth, true being, sight! Made to bow and live and be before the God who made.