The Bible tells us that Mankind has been made in the image of God.
 
This website proves that Mankind was created for relationship with God ― God as nurturing Father, Who prepares all good things for us.
 
God proved His desire for relationship with the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve. It was God Who initiated daily walks together with them in the Garden of Eden.
 
Though the following is a fictional account of what God’s thoughts might have been concerning His daily times together with Adam and Eve, it illustrates His desire for relationship with them — and with you.
 
Because these words are not found in the Bible, they are in green color instead of the navy color we use on this website which indicate God’s Words.
 
As you read, keep in mind that the topic of this section is “He Sees.”
 
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“It is the desire of My heart to restore you, personally, to the same relationship with Me that I designed for Adam and Eve when I first placed them in their home, My lush garden (Genesis 2).”
 
“It was I Who initiated the Father-child relationship with them. I poured all of My love into them, for no other reason other than the reality that I had created them and they were My beloved children. It was My desire to counsel and teach them and lead them into the callings and the destinies for which I had created them.”
 
“I AM the One Who bent over and breathed life into Adam’s nostrils. One moment he had no life, and the next, he opened his eyes and looked into My eyes — My eyes of pure acceptance and Fatherly love.”
 
“He knew from the moment of his first breath that he was wanted, that he was accepted, that he was loved with pure love, loved for no other reason than because I formed him and he was My child.”
 
“It was I Who initiated the practice of our strolling together through the Garden every evening (Genesis 3:8), communing, sharing the events of the day. Well, the truth is, they would share with Me the discoveries of their every day and ask questions until long after the stars were twinkling overhead.”
 
His eyes sparkled at the memory of the three of them sharing these times together. Adam and Eve weren’t aware that each day He had planned their route so that they would see all the Garden’s newborn animals.
 
God the Father remembered, “You should have seen Adam’s eyes when I asked him to name all the animals. (Genesis 2:19-20) He felt so empowered when I trusted him with such an enormous task as naming them all that he took the job very seriously ― and, once he had names for them all, you cannot imagine how many questions arose from Adam’s curious mind!”
 
“‘Why did You make the water buffalo’s horns so wide?’ ‘Why do baby animals drink milk, but baby birds eat worms?’”
 
“Why didn’t You give elephants tails like horses? Wouldn’t horses’ tails be better at keeping off the flies?’”
 
While the Father of Life never grew weary watching babies learning to nurse and yawning contentedly afterwards, there was nothing He enjoyed more than watching baby animals take their first shaky steps.
 
As He watched their knees wobble, as He saw them test new ideas about where their legs should go, in which order, and how soon after the leg before, everyone knew what to expect.
 
God the Father would lean His head far back and laugh, a full, hearty laugh that rolled from His belly like springtime thunder, a laugh that resonated so thoroughly throughout the Garden that billions of water droplets shimmered in response.
 
The eyes of Pure Love continued, “My excited children, Adam and Eve, would skip here and run there, pointing out that day’s new discoveries, all of which I had placed in advance of their arrival, simply for their enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17)
 
“You won’t be surprised to learn that the word ‘why’ started most of Eve and Adam’s sentences.”
 
“They would tilt their heads to the side and ask, “Why did You make the sky blue?” and “Why do tigers have stripes?” and “Why do birds fly?”
 
“I found it especially delightful each time they asked, ‘Why do I have two ears and only one mouth?’”
 
Even as God the I AM enjoyed His memory, I realized that even though Adam and Eve each had only one mouth while He had all wisdom and all knowledge, past, present, and future — He, God the I AM, Who Spoke And All Things Came Into Being — it was Adam and Eve who excitedly talked non-stop, and it was He Who listened.
 
And as He listened, enjoying the pleasant evening breeze with His beloved children, His infinite smile lit up the horizon like a new Sunrise ― causing sleeping animals to wake up much too soon from their slumber, and inspiring baby animals to dance and skip with joy in the excitement of a new dawn.

 
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Because God created Adam and Eve without sin, they were innocent, naïve, and pure, untainted by sin. Sin did not exist on the earth. Sin did not steal, kill, or destroy relationships then.
 
John 10:10
    10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).


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We don’t know how long it was that God, Adam, and Eve enjoyed continual fellowship, but it may have been hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of years.
 
God’s Presence with them was such a normal part of their lives that they didn’t think about it. [You don’t think about your heart beating, do you?]
 
Day-to-day relationship and fellowship with God as Father was as much part of their day as breathing or laughing or learning.
 
Because of God their Father’s generous nature, He initiated their circumstances each day for their greatest enjoyment and eternal benefit.
 
1 Timothy 6:17
    17 As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment.

 
[Ephesians 3:15 tells us that the concept of fatherhood results from the role model of God as Father. Parents throughout the nations agree that when children experience joy, their parents experience even deeper joy.]
 
1 Corinthians 2:9
    9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].

 
Because God created Adam and Eve in His own image, He made them smart. Very smart.
 
Over time, God’s continuous nurture, teaching, counsel, and Fatherly encouragement caused Adam and Eve to mature. As Father, God designed the process of maturing. He wanted them to progressively exercise their free will in making right choices according to His instruction.
 
Instead of the child-like wonder and awe they felt near the beginning of their relationship with God, they began to reason, just as their Father God had taught them to do.
 
Reason in itself is an excellent by-product of maturity. However, it was reason which undermined the day-to-day relationship that Adam and Eve enjoyed with God as Father:
 
As we read earlier:
 
Genesis 2:15-17
    15 And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.
    16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;
    17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
 
Genesis 3:1-13
    1 Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?
    2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden,
    3 Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.
    4 But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die,
    5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.
    6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate.
    7 Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apronlike girdles.
    8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
    9 But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you?
    10 He said, I heard the sound of You [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.
    11 And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?
    12 And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me—she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate.
    13 And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.

 
When Adam and Eve sinned, while everything else in their world changed, God did not.
 
When God asked the question in Genesis 3:9, “Where are you?” He was not asking about location. God sees and knows all things because He Himself created all excellent things.
 
John 1:3
    3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.

 
Throughout the nations, counselors ask questions of counselees. They do not ask questions to obtain answers. The questions are meant to help the counselees discover the answers for themselves.
 
“Where are you” could have been followed by the word “relationally.” In other words, “What choice have you just made that has destroyed the relationship that we so enjoyed?”
 
Because God the Father had established Himself as Nurturer, it was important to Him to show Adam and Eve what their choice to disobey His one command had done.
 
With this exercise of their free will, this choice to disobey, this choice to rebel against instruction, sin entered the world.
 
With sin, entire new words and their definitions entered the world.
 
Before sin, there had been no word for “fear” or “shame” because no fear or shame had existed.
 
Before sin, there were no words for “selfishness,” “evil desire,” “lust for riches,” “pride.”
 
1 John 2:16
    16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

 
There were no words that meant “lack of love” because before sin all that had existed was encircled by love from the One named Pure Love.
 
There was no word for “blame” until Adam first blamed God for giving Eve as his partner [Genesis 3:12]. There was no word for the sense of betrayal that Eve experienced as she heard her partner blame God for her existence.
 
From the first sin spanning through all sins created by all people while there is life on earth, God sees.
 
The Book of Romans in the Bible tells us that “the wages of sin is death.”
 
Romans 6:23
    23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.

 
The death mentioned in this verse is not limited to physical death.
 
It equally applies to relational death ― death to the most important relationship each person could ever long for. The wages of sin bring death to relationship with God as Father.
 
It was only when God cast Adam and Eve from the Garden that they realized that their disobedience had not only hurt the Father-child relationship they had enjoyed with their Father, but they had lost the emotional security and contentment found in His day-to-day, continual Presence.
 
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The Truth is that God’s Presence never left Adam and Eve. Sin had stolen the joy of relationship with Him and their sense of His Presence, but He remained ever faithful to them.
 
He saw. He heard. He knew. He understood.
 
He responded by caring for their needs even though they were not as aware as they had been of His continual provision, protection, and care.
 
Though they had lost the sense of His Presence, He was Present as surely as He had been on the days He walked with them in the Garden.
 
He continued to go before them and prepare good things for them, though their shame kept them from seeing that He continued in providing for them.
 
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Throughout this website the nature and character of the One Who Names Himself your Father shouts from every Bible verse.
 
Since God exists outside of Time, He has seen every moment of your past, present, and future, simultaneously.
 
Because He is absolutely pure and holy, He was never behind any awful thing that happened to you in your past, nor will He ever be the source of any negative experience in your current or future circumstances.
 
All negative experiences occur as a result of human free will, as inspired and influenced by your primary enemy, satan. [You can read more about your enemies in the section called His Enemies And Yours.]
 
Those humans who are not led and guided by God are influenced by satan; they are like marionettes who move when satan pulls their strings.
 

 
Human marionettes do not move on their own volition. Rather, when their slavemasters lift their chains, they move. [You can learn about this slavery at He Removes Sins.] Often, the human marionettes are not aware of their actions, nor are they aware of how you were impacted by their actions.
 
Genesis 6:5
    5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually.

 
During each awful experience you endured in your past, God your Father was beside you whether or not you acknowledged His Presence.
 
In fact, He ensured that each experience was not as horrible as satan intended it to be. God your Father was shielding you all the while, building in you what you would need so that you would turn to Him later in your life and be completely healed and restored.
 
Romans 8:28
    28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

 
God your Father knew, and knows, that you would come to this website now and, as you spend time learning about His nature and character ― as you spend time realizing His absolute, eternal goodness and purity of Heart in His love for you, individually ― you would begin on a path of healing that would bring you and all people you love into fullness of life.
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement),
    4 Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.

 
As is proved in the section called His Presence, God your Father desires that you experience and enjoy moment-to-moment relationship with Him. He is eternally Present with you and eternally beckoning to you to draw you nearer to His Heart of Love.
 
Jesus said in John 16:27 that God your Father tenderly loves you.
 
As your Eternal Father, God longs to make His Presence real to you and enable you to grow in the security of His Pure Love for you.
 
As shown in the section His Pure Love, God’s Love is untainted by sin. As you’ll discover in the section He Never Fails You, it is impossible for God to sin.
 
Sin is satan’s specialty, and everyone who sins has been deceived into their thoughts and actions by satan, who is also known as the father of lies.
 
As you will discover in the section called He Protectively Warns, satan is merely a fallen angel whose time is extremely limited.
 
Revelation 20:10
    10 Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).

 
As discussed on the home page, God has created a place in His Heart that is yours ― only yours.
 
Perhaps choices you’ve made in the past make you feel as if you can never approach God. If you feel this way, please read the section called “Based On Him, Not Us.” Through His Word, the Bible, God proves that when Jesus performed all that God had sent Him to do, Jesus accomplished everything necessary to restore you to the Father-child relationship with God for which you were created.
 
If you choose not to believe the Truth of God’s Word or for any reason you choose to reject His free gift of your own home within His Heart, though in His faithfulness your place will be reserved for you eternally, by your choice, your home in His Heart will remain empty throughout eternity.
 
He has given you free will, and you alone can decide where you will spend your eternity.
 
Read how the Amplified English Bible describes eternity in Galatians 1:5: “To Him [be ascribed all] the glory through all the ages of the ages and the endless eternities of the eternities! Amen (so be it).”
 
This is eternal Truth, everlasting Reality: from before you were born throughout “the endless eternities of the eternities”:
 
God your Father sees ― not only what has happened or what will happen but what you fear will happen.
 
God your Father hears ― not only what is said but what is thought but remains unsaid.
 
God your Father knows and understands.
 
God your Father responds, in love.
 
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Speaking of seeing and sight, pay attention to the covering in the next verse:
 
Isaiah 25:6-8
    6 And on this Mount shall the Lord of hosts make for all peoples a feast of rich things [symbolic of His coronation festival inaugurating the reign of the Lord on earth, in the wake of a background of gloom, judgment, and terror], a feast of wines on the lees—of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
    7 And He will destroy on this mountain the covering of the face that is cast over the heads of all peoples [in mourning], and the veil [of profound wretchedness] that is woven and spread over all nations.
    8 He will swallow up death [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; and the reproach of His people He will take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it.
 

Some Bible translators have translated verse 7 as “veil,” an eye covering.
 
Sin is an unseen eye covering which covers human eyes so we cannot see clearly.
 
Before sin, Adam and Eve saw clearly. After sin, they could only see clearly in their own memories, and over time, their memories faded.
 
Before sin, Adam and Eve had direct, intimate communication with God, their Father.
 
As the centuries passed after sin entered the world, God saw that people wanted to come near to Him, but they had no method for doing so.
 
God responded by providing a way through the writings of Moses.
 
Men would bring unblemished animals to priests for ritualistic sacrifice. As the priests killed the animals and shed the animals’ blood, the sins of those who had brought the animals to the priests would be forgiven.
 
Hebrews 9:22
    22 [In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins.

 
Once a year, according to the Laws written down by Moses, the High Priest would enter the most holy part of the temple, the Holy of Holies.
 
In preparation, the High Priest would pay attention to every detail of the rituals, because he knew very well that if he was not ritualistically pure God would strike him dead while he was in the Holy of Holies.
 
Scholars tell us that, prior to his entering the Holy of Holies ― where only one priest dared to enter, once a year ― his fellow priests would tie a rope around his ankle. That way, if God killed the High Priest while he was in the Holy of Holies, his friends could pull him out!
 
Centuries passed, and through them all, God the Father grieved at His loss of relationship with His children.
 
He saw that His children served Him in fear. He saw that His children felt they needed to go through priests in order to have relationship, and that relationship was more Master/slave than Father/child.
 
During these centuries very few had the courage to go near to God for relationship with Him.
 
In the fullness of time, as His solution, God sent Jesus to earth to live a pure, sinless life and to willingly offer up His life and His blood so that, once and for all, Man could return to the moment-to-moment relationship with God as their Father that God Himself desired.
 
[You can read more about God’s plan in the sections called He Sent Jesus, Jesus’ Mission, Jesus’ Sacrifice, Jesus’ Exchanges, and Jesus’ Triumph.]
 
The curtain of the Holy of Holies was also called the veil. This veil symbolized the separation of the Holy God from the sinful people.
 
Some scholars say that it took eight horses [four on each side] pulling with all their strength to part the heavy curtain that prevented sinful Man from having access to our Holy God.
 
When Jesus died and shed His Blood, this curtain was ripped into two pieces.
 
Matthew 27:50-53
    50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit.
    51 And at once the curtain of the sanctuary of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks were split.
    52 The tombs were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep in death were raised [to life];
    53 And coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.


Mark 15:37-38
    37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed out His life.
    38 And the curtain [of the Holy of Holies] of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

 
Spend time thinking about the direction the curtain was torn.
 
Think about how the curtain was changed. Was it slowly, carefully, precisely cut, as with a knife? No. The curtain was ripped in two ― from top to bottom.
 
What does that tell you about the Father Heart of God?
 
Though this section of the website is called “He Sees,” He has brought you here so that you may see.
 
1 Corinthians 13:12
    12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].
 
2 Corinthians 3:18
    18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

 
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From the moment that God your Father breathed life into you until this present day, He has been as Present with you as He was present with Adam and Eve before sin entered the world.
 
He wants you to experience His Presence and wants you to come as close relationally to Him as you desire. He will be as Present in your circumstances as you invite Him to be.
 
Whether you choose to do so now or you’d prefer to wait, if you read the section called “His Presence” you will begin a journey that will fill you with as much wonder and awe as Adam and Eve enjoyed when first they were walking with their Father in the Garden which He had prepared for them.
 
Day-to-day, moment-to-moment relationship with God is not only possible, it is God’s desire.
 
He knows all of your past choices and will cast them as far from you as east is from west if you only bring them to Him.
 
Psalm 103:12
    12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

 
He sees your present circumstances.
 
He hears your prayers.
 
He knows your hopes, your dreams, your calling, your destiny.
 
He sees how far you have drifted from these, and He alone knows what lies ahead in order to restore you to the destiny to which He has called you.
 
He grieves for time lost and He prays ― for you, individually ― and He continues arranging your circumstances so that you return to the Father-child relationship with Him for which you were designed.
 
God your Father sent Jesus as His solution to bring you back into the moment-to-moment relationship with Him that Adam and Eve enjoyed.
 
How can you start on the path back to relationship with God as your Father? Either pray one of these prayers here, or go to the next page to learn more about this path.
 
Prayer To Know God As Father
 
Prayer To Invite God Into Your Heart