Everybody has something that drives them to act in certain ways.  What drives God to act the way he does?

The true beginning of everything is really not Genesis 1:1.  There is one other place in the Bible where “In the beginning” is used.  It is John 1.  It says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.”  I realize now that, even before man was created, God was already in a relationship so loving and so intimate as to surpass our understanding.  It is a mystery that we cannot explain, and we should know this about love, anyway.

The point is, He didn’t start loving at the time he created us.  He was already in relationship, already loving.  And out of this God who is already loving, we are created.