We were created in G‑d’s image. What is His image? It is a vision. A vision that triggered the beginning of time.
From a point before and beyond all things, G‑d looked upon a moment in time to be. He saw there a soul, distant from Him in a turbulent world, yet yearning to return to Him and His oneness. And He saw the pleasure He would have from this reunion.
So He invested His infinite light into that finite image, and became one with that image, and in that image He created each one of us.
That vision that He saw, that was the moment now.
Maamar Padah B’Shalom 5738