Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Breath of Life

11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the flood gates of heaven were opened: 12 And the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 In the selfsame day Noe, and Sem, and Cham, and Japheth his sons: his wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark: 14 They and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle in their kind, and every thing that moveth upon the earth according to its kind, and every fowl according to its kind, all birds, and all that fly, 15 Went in to Noe into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein was the breath of life.

16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in on the outside. 17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and lifted up the ark on high from the earth. 18 For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all on the face of the earth: and the ark was carried upon the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth: and all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The water was fifteen cubits higher than the mountains which it covered.

Genesis 7:11-20

The breath of life, the existence of all that lives and breathes. Noah filled the ark with his family and pairs of creatures that are living. The ark truly did hold the breath of life within it. God made all living creatures with the breath of life as he did with Adam. He breathed life into him as he did with all living animals. We all know what happens when we stop breathing, don't we. We no longer live. Every function in our body relies on the very breath of life as much as every beat of our heart. Life is God's greatest treasure, but we damaged that body in the early days of the beginning of time. He removed the cancer that spread by drowning the very life of evil. To preserve the rest of the body before it took over. We too try to preserve life in this way when cancer begins to eat up the body. We try to remove it by drowning it in radioactive beams or treatments. We mirror so much from the beginning of time. Only difference our mentality has taken a bent on how life is. So many remove the life within them, the breath of life itself. Yet we attempt to save our own lives at all costs, but fail to save the unborn life inside. We truly have become backward in this. Life to God is very precious, how it must have hurt him to wipe out the giants that were eating up the life that we now know is ours. But it must hurt him so much more when we do it to ourselves and our neighbors. He fine tuned us by saving the very best when he chose the breath of life in the ark.

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