God is the Maker. He delights in making things. He spoke into existence oceans and waterfalls, mountains and valleys, trees and flowers, fish and birds, and land animals of all shapes and sizes. He gave us color, texture, smell, and taste. He made a banquet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, roots, and more. These were all of His first creations, but they were not His best. Oh, no. He saved the best for last. He created man and woman in His own image, setting humans apart as the receivers and managers of this world bursting with good gifts – gifts from His loving hand.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'” -Genesis 1:26 (ESV)