The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Your breath belongs to God. When I read this verse, I think about how merciful God is that He continues to let us all live. I know we are saved by Christ, yet how long did God continue with Israel? Multiple generations at a time would turn away from Him, yet He continued to allow them to breathe. We cannot imagine the extent of God’s mercy – especially when considering our gift of eternal life through Christ alone. Every person on this earth is breathing because of God’s gift of life. Without the breath of God, we are only dust. It is God who made us, and He makes us who we truly are.