Creation is a signpost situated on the crossroads of unbelief which points beyond human ingenuity toward the direction of God’s existence.
My speculation is that Jesus breathed on them, not to pour out the Spirit, but as one more proof that he was alive.
Even though God called out a special nation thousands of years ago, and we are not that nation, we are still the people of God, and we are still called to live like the people of God. What does that mean?
Imagine comparing God’s presentation of the Ten Commandments to Steve Job’s presentation of a new Apple product. It’s not exactly a fair comparison, but in both cases, drama is made a big part of the announcement.
In the Bible, we are told of all the miraculous things that Jesus has done for his people. When you put your hope in Christ, you become one of his children; the people he has chosen for his inheritance.
After spending a brief time with my young niece, you will quickly learn that she loves gymnastics, she loves kittens, loves her teacher and love love loves mashed potatoes.