In his excellent post, Iron Ink argues that the Scriptures tell us what God has done to make us fit for the New Creation. The interpretation that makes God a co-star in our story is contrary to the flow of redemption. The author writes that:
The purpose of Scripture is to give God’s story of Redemption and what it is He has done to put us in His Story.
In God’s story we realize that God has always worked out His purposes according to His perfect will. His covenantal affections for His own was never a plan B. It was always God’s intention to rescue a people unto Himself despite their rejection. Indeed, “this was part of the Author’s intention from when He began writing His novel.”
Redemption raptures us into its history. “God takes us up into His story so that we become participants in his story.” We are created in His image so that we could be a part of His re-creation of the world by creating image-bearers from every tribe, tongue, and people.