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(Ezekiel 1:4-10,22-28; Revelation 4) I’m guessing you all know the first words that God speaks in the Bible. God said: ‘Let there be light.’ That’s Genesis 1. What about God’s first words in Gen 2? Possibly not so familiar - “It is not good that the man should be alone.” These sayings indicate just how much relationship matters to God. The classic doctrine of God says that God does not need anything or anyone outside himself. He doesn’t need to create the world, but he chooses to do so, so that there might be something other than himself which he might have a relationship with, and which in turn might find itself in relationship with him. This desire for relationship in God is an expres