Breath of Life

Genesis 2:7: “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Wow, what a moment–the creation of the first human being!  A man who never had human parents, a man who for a time was the only person on earth.

How cool, though perhaps creepy, it would have been to be there and witness this event, to see Adam’s lifeless, motionless body, then see him suddenly burst into life as God breathed into him His own breath, setting human history in motion.  I can imagine his lifeless eyes filling with light and excitement, and a smile filling his face as he looks around him in wonder at this brand new world.

It’s wonderful and awesome now just to breathe and realize that every single breath I draw in is God’s gift of life to me.  Breathing is a regular reminder of how close God is.  He is so near!  It is a regular reminder that He is my source of life.  He is the One who created me and gave me my very first breath, and He is the One who sustains my life with every breath.  And not only that, but He gives me eternal life by breathing into me His own life-giving Spirit.

Published in: on August 12, 2007 at 7:21 am  Leave a Comment  

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