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Day Two

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”. Genesis 1:26-27

God spoke all life into existence. The miracle of life is a miracle of creation.

As Dr. Herbert Lockyer writes, “If a miracle is a departure from the regular course of things, then the creation of man was a miracle. As it is evident that there must have been the first man, it is equally evident that that first man must have been brought into being by the working of a miracle. And, accepting the Almightiness of God as we do, we see no reason why He was not able to fashion Adam, in a moment of time, out of a few particles of dust (Genesis 1:26,27, 2:7). God stamped His image on man and made him partaker of many divine qualities.” God-breathed man into existence.

David says, “I was curiously wrought” (Psalm 139), and because our bodies were made out of the dust, and that dust out of nothing, what room is there for pride? No matter how beautiful we may be, the same is only well-colored dust, and dust must return to dust. Into the body, life came, and He who gave life and sustains it can recall it at will. “In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind” (Job 12:10).”

Larry Rosenberg writes, “The fact is that when we focus on the breath, we are focusing on the life force. beginning with our first breath and ending after our last. To contemplate breathing is to contemplate life itself.” Just think about it, God-breathed man into existence. Every breath you breathe will be filled with thankfulness when you realize God is your creator and redeemer. When we sing the song, ‘Breathe’ and I hear, “This is the air I breathe. Your very presence living
in me… And I’m desperate for you”, it reminds me of my full dependence on God for every breath I breathe. It evokes all the emotions of gratitude and passion that I have for the Lord and reminds me of the barrenness of existence without Him. I’m humbled and honored by God when I’m reminded of all these things...Don’t forget to breathe today.