On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Many people sing, write, or speak about how the very air that we breath is the “breath of God” within us – they say that without God’s Gift of life in this world, there wouldn’t be any air in our lungs. That’s stating it pretty matter of “factly” – which is pretty much how God does things. While the world will try to muddy and confuse us about who God is and what this world’s all about, the Truth is pretty matter of fact – whether we’re talking about the Truth found in science, math, His-story, music, poetry, or just what is naturally-written on our hearts and Souls. We just know there is Something (and Someone) more. Jesus isn’t stopped by locked doors or locked hearts; He comes right in whenever and wherever He wants to. There’s no getting around Him – even when we’re distant and hurting. But, once we accept Him into our hearts and Souls, He goes one step further and, like in the Gospels, He breathes more than just air into our lungs – He breathes Himself into our lungs through the Holy Spirit. He is the Original Owner of our bodies and our lives, so He is always ready and waiting to reclaim us as His Own once we are ready to allow He and His Breath back into our lives. So, let’s be sure to allow Him to remove the Spiritual “asthmas” in our lungs (and lives) through His Holy Spirit and bring us all to Life Everlasting – because, the Air in Heaven is far sweeter than the air on earth, but we don’t have to wait until our resurrections to breath in Heavenly Air now.
Thanks for reminding me.
Yes The LORD is our BREATH. I think from time to time we tend to forget that about GOD. All I can say is AMEN and HALLELUJAH 🔥
Well said, my Friend! God is always reminding us how much He loves us – we’re just not always the best of listeners…or, at least I’m not… God bless!!!