Some time before the foundation of the earth (or there abouts), the Father said to Jesus, ‘I want to create some children for myself!’
Jesus said, ‘That sounds like a great idea, but if they are to be children of yours, they are going to have to be real special!’
‘You are right’ the Father said, ‘and that is why my plan is that they should be just like you, Jesus!’
Jesus said, ‘That’s wonderful! However Father, have you given it enough thought, because for them to be true children of yours, they are going to have to be able to decide for themselves!’
The Father said, ‘Yes I know, could be tricky, but unless we do that, why even start!’
Jesus said, ‘Well I think it is a wonderful plan and opportunity to live out what is in us, agape, the very thing that you are Father!’
So the Father replied, ‘Let’s do it, let’s express what is in us, because what is in us is the fullness of life, and is more than enough to be able to counter any challenge, as Lucifer found out!’
‘I like that, and I will be there to help you make it possible Father!’
Just there the Holy Spirit interjected, saying ‘Do you realize how unpredictable children are?’
‘Yes we do,’ they answered.
‘And do you realize what it is going to take to bring them up, to teach them to make the right decision, and to stand by that decision?’
‘Yes we do, and that is why we have decided to give you the job!’
‘The job to help, teach, guide and show our children, not just what to do and choose, but also those things to come, so that they will be prepared for life, so they will know how to receive life and walk in it, that life that Jesus will restore to them when they fail!
The Holy Spirit smiled and said, ‘Thought there was a catch somewhere, but I think it is a great plan anyway!’
So having agreed together, God said
‘Let Us make man in Our image and according to Our likeness …!’