There aren’t too many sounds more beautiful than those first breaths, usually followed by the crying, of a newborn. Having the honor and privilege of carrying and giving birth to two beautiful babies, the emotion and overwhelming joy I experienced in those moments after they were born, make it difficult to put into words.
When we read in Genesis 2 that God formed Adam out of the dust, and then breathed life into him, I wonder what He felt at that moment?! The emotion and overwhelming joy He must have experienced. The breath of God. It is life giving. Powerful enough to turn the dust of the earth into a living, breathing-on-his-own, human being with great purpose and potential with a spirit and soul that will live forever. So incredible!
2 Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” There it is again. The breath of God. The written word of God, written by men, inspired by God’s Holy Spirit as He breathed into the Word giving it the power to teach us, rebuke and correct us, and train us to live with purpose and as He called us to live. His breath brought Scripture to life!
Have you ever noticed how the same passage of God’s Word can move you or speak to you in a different way each time you read it?! That’s because it’s alive! We find comfort, direction, warning and renewal and so much more in the pages of the Bible. Let’s make sure we spend some time in it today!