When God created mankind, He intended for us to live in close relationship with Him. As a loving God, He created us in His image and desired for each of us to live in His presence, where we experience life, peace, health and close communion with our Creator.

What the Bible Says
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
—Genesis 1:26

Additional Scriptures
Genesis 2