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.
God is eternal. That is a very frustrating concept for our “time centered” minds to grasp. He is a being without beginning or end, therefore, time means very little to him. To us, time is everything. It is how we record events and order the past. It tells the story of our days and nights, and chronicles our lives, our choices, and our paths. According to Psalm 39, life is but a breath. When mankind was created it began with a breath. God’s breath.
When writing the song I tried to imagine Adams birth into the newly created earth. Here he was opening his eyes for the first time to see the one true God standing over him. I can’t imagine anything he was introduced to that first day came close to the moment he first opened his eyes to see the Creator in all of His glory. Anything he ever experienced for the rest of his life could never compare to that moment.
This account also shines a light on the fact that we can do nothing apart from God. Man may boast in his ability to create and reason, but if it were not for a simple exhale then we would not exist. For all of mankind's triumphs and victories, none of them would ever have been accomplished if it were not for a simple breath. We could not breathe in if He did not breathe out.