“Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness.”
Here we have
the first thought of man—
his origin and his destiny entirely divine.
God undertook the stupendous work of
making a creature, who is not God, to be
a perfect likeness of Him in His divine glory.
Man was to live in entire dependence
on God, and to receive directly
and unceasingly from Him the inflow
of all that was holy and blessed
in the divine being. God’s glory,
His holiness, and His love,
were to dwell in him, and to
shine out through him.
The Secret of the Faith Life,