In the beginning God gave all he had made to us after He made us in his own image. 
Think of how special something is when you see it for the first time. Something like a waterfall, a beach, a beautiful lake. Imagine how exciting it must have been for Adam and Eve to find everything the first time and know it is all for them.

I think all to often we take the things around us for granted. ‘I pay rates to keep the park looking like that’ or ‘I planted that tree there which is why my garden looks good’. It is all to easy to take for granted how good our surroundings are. We get busy and start to not even notice the beauty around us. 

We live in such a beautiful world and we should make time to appreciate it. In Genesis 1 God shows how much more he loves us. He made us in His own image, with a purpose and destiny.

How fortunate we are on so many levels.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:27-29‬ ‭NIV‬‬