Then the Lord God formed a Man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Everything that was created was spoken into being. God spoke and it was so. But when it came to making man, God formed us from the ground. To say He formed us, shows that he crafted us with great care. When you form something, you work at making it just right. It can take a while. Speaking takes a second – but forming takes time. So we see that God took extra care over making man.
Then we see that God breathed into his nostrils. God did not just add breath, or give him breath, but he breathed into him. That is like mouth to mouth resuscitation. It is the act of giving life and breath from one perosn to another. God breathed into mans nostrils. And then he became a living being.
I know God cares for me. Not just because I can see the care he took when he made man at the start, but because of how he has continued to show that he cares about the things I love – my home, my family, my work, my church. God has been kind to me over the years. I have been truly blessed.