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.
The Genesis account is mesmerizing. What a beautiful, challenging, powerful, mysterious, compelling, and tragic beginning to the story of creation. While reading the account, one can’t help but get the sense that God is creating with a smile on His face. He is excited. Everything He makes He calls good. Well, except for us, humanity that is, He calls us very good. Human beings, dirt and breath, flesh and spirit.
Apparently, according to the text, it is not oxygen that sustains our life. No, it is the very breath of God that is the life animating source coursing through us all. God Himself is in us, with us, connected to us. How marvelous! Deep in the soul of humanity we have been pre-programmed to need communion with God, which also means that it is in the very heart of God to want to be in communion with His creation.
He did not make you to stare at you from a distance. You are not a life size board game. You are not a science experiment to be poked at and tested. You were made for love and by love. Love is not a game to be won; it’s more like the home you needed all along.
I can’t live without you / the closer I get / the closer I want to be / I can’t live without you / The deeper I go / the deeper you’re calling me