1/3 Genesis 2:7

7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

The crowning act of creation was the formation of man. In the book In His Image Doctor Paul Brand tells of some of the miracles that take place moment by moment in the human body. The psalmist declared that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. The physical body made of the elements of the earth is an amazing work of art, engineering, and biochemistry. But without the breath of God, it would just be a beautiful sand castle. The breath of God changes everything. Consciousness is beyond the realm of scientific explanation.

God gave animals the breath of life in the previous chapter (Genesis 1:20-25,30), but when He created man, God interacted with man, breathing into his nostrils. We are made in His image and we have His own breath. What sets man above all the creatures is not simply his intelligence. It is the very design and breath of God. You were created to know God and to talk with Him. Without that relationship, you will never know satisfaction.

Prayer: Creator of my body, soul, and spirit, turn my heart away from the things that promise satisfaction but lie. Capture my heart and make it your home that I might find true satisfaction in You.