Mouth to Mouth

When I coached high school baseball I was required to be First Aid and CPR certified. This meant that I had to pass a written test online and also pass a hands on test with a First Aid/CPR certified instructor. During the hands on part, I had to learn how to properly administer “Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation.” This is when you breathe into someone who is not breathing in order that they may start to breathe again. In other words, you take what is inside of you and put it inside of them in order that what you put inside of them may come out.

With this in mind, let’s look at the first few chapters of Genesis. In Genesis 1, we read about how God created the world. We see that God spoke everything into existence. When God spoke something was created. But in Genesis 2 we read something very interesting. Look at verse 7 “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.” You see when God decided to make everything else He spoke them into being, but when God decided to create man words weren’t good enough. You see when God decided to create you and me He took some dirt and formed us with His hands. You see we were such an exquisite creation that God didn’t just want to speak but He desired to touch us. But He didn’t stop there. He didn’t quit after getting His hands dirty. Because after all formed dirt is still just dirt. There is no life to it. So God breathed into man the breath of life. God took what was inside of Him and put it inside of you and me.

For those of you who feel insignificant, for those reading this who feel unimportant, for you who feels like you’re a nobody be encouraged today and know that when the Creator of the universe decided to create you He didn’t just speak you into existence, He breathed you into existence. He got His hands dirty, reached into the mess, and formed beauty out of the ashes. But He didn’t stop there. He took what was inside of Him and put it inside of you. He breathed hope into you that you may breathe out a future. He breathed love into you that you may breathe out peace. He breathed healing into you that you may breathe out wholeness. He breathed laughter into you that you may breathe out joy. He breathed freedom into you so that you may breathe out life.

So no longer act like you don’t matter. Don’t act like you can’t make a difference. You were created on purpose, with a purpose, for a purpose. And you were resuscitated  by God in order that you may be elevated to a life that is so much more than you could ever dream of.

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