Breath. That one word conjures up so many thoughts. Of course, breath can be good or bad. Breath mint, anyone?
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 KJV).
Our breath is the essence of who we are. It is our very soul. It makes us who we are--alive, breathing, vibrant. It is also what makes us so very different from animals. He didn't breathe into the animals to make them alive. He spoke, and they were, just like when he made the sun and light and oceans (Gen. 1:24). But us? He bent down and scooped up some dust and formed us with loving hands. Then He gave us His own breath, sealing us with a life-giving kiss.
Can you even wrap your mind around that? We are made in God's image (Gen. 1:26), breathing His own holy breath. It is on loan to us from our Creator.
Every time we take a breath, we're breathing in God and the life He gives. It's the holiest part of our sinful selves.
God is with you and within you. Go into the day with His peace.