In his wonderful little book, God Is the Gospel, John Piper reminds us of the truth that when you believed the gospel, you got God! The God who exists is a relational God — and He wants us to have a relationship with Him.
Genesis 1 tells us that: 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
In Genesis 2 we read, 7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. . . . 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Please notice that God created man to take care of creation. But very quickly God saw something that was not good in His creation: man was alone. ALONE?! He had GOD! Yes, but man needed a counterpart. So God created Eve.
We were created for relationships. And sin has ruined the garden’s perfection and man’s relationships with God and with one another. The gospel brings us back into a proper relationship with God. And with others.