Webster: The state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; used of all animal and vegetable organisms.
Modern: The condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
Life, I wonder if we take it for granted? I wonder if we think it is a right or a privilege? What is life, really? As I look through God's Word, our physical life — the air in our lungs — is shown to be God breathed (Genesis 2:7). And for all those living, breathing souls before the flood, God took their breath away, save eight that He kept in an ark (Genesis 7:2). So is that all life is? We breathe for a little while, then we stop? What is all this life stuff about in the Bible where it talks about "the Son having life and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life" (John 5:26)? Is there more to this thing we call life than the air we breathe? If that is the case, what is it? For Life is more than food, and the body more than clothing (Luke 12:23).
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.