The Breath of Life

“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life” Job 33:4

Sometimes verses have a way of jumping off the page as I’m reading. This verse struck me with a great sense of awe as I thought upon the fact that as God made me, it was His breath that gave me life. Stop and think about that for a moment.

“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.” Genesis 2:7

The Lord God Almighty breathed into the nostrils of man the breath of life !!!!! It was His breath that became the first breath of mankind. As each new baby is born that first breath is given by God, and as we come to the end of this life it is with our last breath on Earth that we enter eternity.

As I thought upon the fact that it was the breath of the Lord God Almighty that gave life; I then contemplated what it will be like when I take my first breath in heaven.

When a new baby is born, we listen for the cry to ensure us that it has started to breath. With that cry we experience a strong sense of joy at the wonder of life, the true beauty of that gift that is given to us by God. I know when I heard the first cry of my babies, my heart uttered thanks to God.

As I thought upon the joy of hearing that cry, I thought about that moment when I take my last breath here on Earth and my first breath in Heaven. I am quite certain when I take that first breath, I will cry. I will cry at the Glory of seeing my Savior face-to-face. I will cry at the wonder of it all as I come before the one who gave me the “Breath of Life”. I will cry as I see the wonder of all that He has prepared for me. I will cry . . .

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm 150:6

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