This must have been a very special day for God. He was going to make beings in His image. With the capacity to love, choose, and be.
But first all the animals. Small to large and everything in between. And when the world was ready, he made a clay model of Adam - then bent down, and breathed the breath of life into this new creature.
So different from speaking into existence.
Imagine Adam coming alive and having God right there. I mean, right there. An inch from your face. What a fabulous start to an incredible world that hosts this showdown between good and avail.