“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.” – Genesis 2:7

How conscious are you of your breath? During the normal span of a day, like when I first wake up or go about normal routines or sit at my desk, I am often oblivious to it. Other times, I’m keenly aware. Like when I’m at the gym gasping for air or when my nose is stuffy in the midst of a wretched allergy season. The necessity of breath to life goes without saying. In some senses, when we pause to ponder it, there is a mystery and an awe that accompanies it. Every living being will have a first breath and will have a last. And we would do well to regard every one that’s in between as a gift.

Can you imagine being at the beginning and witnessing God breathe life into Adam frame? Wow! What an amazing thought. I’ll never forget being in the delivery room for my boys when they gasped for their first breath. The cry of life that pierced throughout the room is amongst the most beautiful sounds I’ve ever heard. Breath means life. And that life is sustained by the God who supplies us with our every breath. This week, Moses takes us to the moment of life.  This week, we witness God breath life into man. Have you ever wondered why? Why did God do it this way? Why did He form him out of the dust? Why did the personified mouth of God breathe into Adam’s nostrils? What does it mean and all the more, what purpose does God have in giving life to Adam at all? Make no mistake, Adam and Eve were given the breath of life to fulfill a purpose and so were you. Take some time to read through Genesis Chapter 2 and notice God’s purposes for man. Get ready, Church. This week’s passage just may take your breath away. So be sure to take a deep one and brace yourself for God’s life-changing Word.

Be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare for worship.

Love you, Church.

Jerry Lingenfelter
Senior Pastor

9:00 AM  – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM  – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)


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