God set them to work, with the responsibility of tending and caring for His creation. There we see our ancestors reflecting Gods creativity as He dele-gated His job in the continuation of naming His creation…Something we are still are doing today. There we get a picture of Adam and God working to-gether in the Garden, as God brought the animals to Adam to see what he would name them. Here we see Gods open invitation towards his final creation, to join in the Trinitarian dance, adding a fourth dimension to an already perfect relationship. God saw that Adam needed a helpmate, someone of his own kind and from Adam he created Eve.
Think of the power of the relationship between Adam and Eve as they re-flected the relationship of the Godhead, in whose image they were created. To try and think of the perfection of the unbroken relationship they had with each other, creation and God is nearly unimaginable in today’s sin fallen world. Conversation with God was natural, it was face to face, and indeed we can see this illustrating the truth of Calvin’s quote.
3. Jim Castelli, How I Pray (Ballantine Books, New York, 1994) p.iv.
4.John Piper, Desiring God, (Intervarsity Press, England, 1996 ) p. 256