After God created the cosmos, the earth, and every living thing on the earth, He created man uniquely—in the image of God.  To us He gave the noble purpose of tending to the earth and it’s inhabitants by filling the earth with other images of God and subduing it for their well being to the glory of God.  But when we rebelled by our sin, our image and our purpose was corrupted.  Our only hope was, and is, to be redeemed, to have our image and our good works restored by the One who is Himself the perfect image of God.