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.
28 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.”
NASA has a K2 Kepler Space Telescope on a mission to find planets similar to our earth with an orbit around their own sun. The space telescope has cataloged the total number of candidates to 4600 planets which could possibly be habitable. NASA has also selected a team to build a new cutting-edge instrument that will detect planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets. This multi-billion dollar instrument will measure the tiny back and forth wobble of a star caused by the gravitational tug of a planet in orbit around it. Man has always had a curiosity of our origin and our looking outside our earth for answers.
We are very familiar with the Bible in Genesis on the creation account. In the very first verse, it says that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Later, it says that God made mankind in His image. The question we need to ask is why would God want to create man anyway? He already knows that there would be trouble and that he would be a fallen creature. I look at it closely and see that God wanted man to be like him. I guess a goat who is not like God cannot communicate to God and God cannot have a relationship with the animals as they run on instinct. God is love and he created man for the sole purpose of having a relationship with man so that He can love them and that they can possibly love Him back. So as man looks out into space for answers, we just need to look up towards God as He has already given us the answers on why we exist.