Since God is infinite and perfect, He should have no need of anything or anyone. Man needs God and strives after union with Him; however, God should not need man. The Hebrew prophets opposed this view. They knew from personal experience, beyond any doubt, that God is intensely involved in them and their affairs.
God needs us? That is a staggering thought—almost overwhelming. Does it overwhelm us with pride? No, rather it overwhelms us with humility and a sense of unworthiness and inadequacy. Could not Jesus have made His tremendous assertion without employing such a creature as this? A donkey! Nevertheless, how excellently this humble creature fulfills its duty and its destiny. The crowds tear down the leafy branches of the trees and strew them on the path, while others, milling out from the city to meet them, wave palm fronds and cry, "Hosanna! Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord!"