by J. Gerald Harris

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Divine Respiration (2 of 9)
Series: Missions
J. Gerald Harris
Genesis 2:7

So, God literally blew life into everything that lives: everything that is animated. Breath is "ruach." It's the same word as "wind." It is the same word as "spirit." Although he breathed life into all living creatures, only into man is God breathing life that is "in His own image. "There is no evolution here. There is no time here. There is no process. There is no mutating. There is no survival of the fittest. There was no pre-Adamic man of any kind. There is no pre-human man. There is no transitional man. I am constantly amazed and I supposed amused at the bizarre, unfounded, confused machinations of evolution that have created nothing but an inexplicable, irrational, unprovable, chaotic complex of tangled schemes to explain what God said in one Verse." - John MacArthur 4

On several occasions I have run in the annual July 4th Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. It is a 10K race that typically starts at Lenox Square Mall and ends 6.2 miles later in Piedmont Park. There is something exhilarating about running in such a highly visible race with 50,000 other people. I have always been amazed at the attire of some of the runners. I have seen folks run in tuxedos, Confederate army uniforms, clown outfits and even evening gowns. I never expected to finish near the front of the race with all the lean, athletic Kenyan runners, but I am happy to say that I never finished last either.

One year as I turned off Peachtree Street to jog the last few blocks into Piedmont Park, I saw that one of my fellow runners had fallen to the pavement. Other runners had stopped to offer assistance and one was applying cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He continued this mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and intermittent chest compression until the paramedics arrived. We later learned that the man's life was spared by the quick response of the runner who was able to administer the CPR.

Some years earlier I witnessed ...

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