And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world (John 17:5 and 24).
I feel so sorry for God. In fact, I may even shed a tear as I write these words. For eons, the God who was, and who is, and who is to come suffered from deep and perpetual loneliness. He had no one to occupy His time, no one to love, and no one to love Him back. Now isn’t that pitiful?
Then God, the ultimate Lonely Heart, decided to create man to fill that empty void in Himself! The God who never changes was sad and lonely and therefore decided to make man so He’d have someone to love and someone to love Him in return … so the story goes. This is how I used to think.
This is not Biblical.
The Father has always been. The Son has always been. The Spirit has always been. The Godhead had each other from eternity past, with or without the creation of angels, mankind, or the universe. And Jesus is quite clear in John 17 that the Father had Someone to love before the world made: it was Jesus. And there can be no doubt that Jesus loved the Father also.
God does not need your love. He is Love (1 John 4:8).
God does not need your good deeds. He is good (Matthew 19:17).
God does not need your existence. He is all sufficient (Ephesians 4:6).
Yet God condescended to reveal Himself to the Creation.
God did not create mankind for someone to love and be loved by. He created all things to bring Him glory and for the good pleasure of His will (Revelation 4:11; Ephesians 1:6, 11-12, 14).