Monday, May 16, 2011

Where Did Our Breath Come From

Have you ever wondered where your breath came from? There is a very simple answer.
Genesis 2:7; "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul". Life was given to human beings through a special act of God. It was God that gave life and breathe to humans. This makes God the vital cause of human life.

God didn't stop there. In Genesis 2:21-22; "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; v. 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man". Eve received her life from God through Adam. This was the beginning of human life but it doesn't stop there.

God had plans for the earth He had just formed with all things in it. It was to be inhabited by people so the story of other life does begin. To us it may seem like such a long time but to God it isn't. II Peter 3:8; "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day". We look at time differently than God; He views time from the prospect of eternity while we look at it as earthly time. What we think would take a thousand years to accomplish God can do in one day, although it would take us longer, much longer than a day.

When Jesus was nailed to the cross taking our sins upon Himself, with a loud cry He breathed His last breath. John 19:30; "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost". All the sufferings and agonies he went through providing redemption for fallen humanity were over and His work was completed. He took the punishment for our sins and now the way for our salvation was opened.

After the fulfilling of the Scriptures God gave Jesus back His breath guarantying His work of salvation was completed. Matthew 28:6; "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay".

The day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit breathed on the disciples. Acts 2:2; "And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting". We, as children of God have this same Holy Spirit helping us.

Each person born has been given the breath of life. It all started with God giving breath to a man, being Adam, formed from dust. Each breath we take, on the average of 20 times a minute, we have that many blessings. Each breath we take is a blessing from God. We are alive and able to serve a mighty God.

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Debi said...

What a sweet and special realize that we have the 'breath of God' within us. I had never thought about that before. I love it. Thank you for this post. It certainly lifted me this morning.

Jenifer said...

The breathe of the Almighty, the Creator of all is in me. How wonderful!

Kandi said...

I love that statement, each breath we take is a blessing from God. I never thought of it that way. Blessings to you my friend.