The dreamy line
“You take my breath away”
is odd & spooky when it actually happens.
I notice double pneumonia takes my breath away
It’s difficult to explain it but I’m not exaggerating.
It’s an uncomfortable phenomenon,
Our breath is vitally important.
Having your breath knocked out of You,
or struggling to breathe can be a major scary.
God started our life by giving us breath.
And the Lord God formed us of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into our nostrils the breath of life;
and we became a living soul.
That’s super intimate.
Having our designer & creator make our nose & then
put His mouth over it & blow life giving breath into us
This is super & extremely intimate & warmly personal.
This is face-to-face intimacy like a kiss.
Its an act of giving, as well as making.
The more we think about breath we realize it’s
Our self-giving giving God, who with every
breath gives us Himself.
With omniscient genius God takes dust & dirt,
those odds & ends of things & formed & fashioned us.
The human body, so marvelous & intricate, is an
eloquent testimony to God’s wisdom & power.
I like to try my hand at creativity.
I go out into the yard & pick up some dirt & put
a seed in & a colorful blooming life rises from
But breathing into the nostrils of dust
is a phenomenal image.
Hannah, wanted a baby. She prayed, praising
God for hearing her request for a son, then she
worshipped the Lord saying
“He raises the poor from the dust & lifts the
needy from the ash heap”
1 Sam. 2:8; Ps. 113:7
Lord, we’re poor dust. Please Jesus, lift us up
from our staggering face in the dust ask heap
The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty
gives me life.
For as long as life is in me, And the
breath of God is in my nostrils
We beg for more breath & Your life blooming in us
Thus says God the LORD, Who created the
heavens & stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth & its offspring,
Who gives breath to the people on it & spirit
to those who walk in it
Breath Your Spirits fullness in us
In the book of Acts it’s explained.
We need God’s breath every moment.
God doesn’t need us. He isn’t served
by human hands, as though He needed
But, He Himself gives to all people
life & breath & all things
We need the Lord to speak to our dry
creaking bones & say
I will cause breath to enter you that you
may come to life. ‘I will put sinews on you,
make flesh grow back on you, I cover you
with skin & put breath in you that you may
come alive & you will know that I am the LORD.
If God doesn’t constantly breath on us
God takes our breath away.
If He should determine to do so, If He
should gather to Himself His spirit & His breath,
All flesh would perish together,
And man would return to dust.
I read somewhere that I’m just
fifty-eight pounds of oxygen
fifty quarts of water,
two ounces of salt,
three pounds of calcium,
twenty-four pounds of carbon
I’m just dust and some water.
Our life is in God breathing into us
A mere piece of skin the size of a postage
stamp requires three million cells;
a yard of blood vessels,
four yards of nerves;
one hundred sweat glands,
fifteen oil glands, and
twenty-five nerve endings!
For our spirit can grow faint in us, And our breath
Lord, please breath on us and fill us with Your Spirit.
In the Song of Solomon we hear
our deep longings echoing
Kiss me— full on the mouth!
Yes! For your love is better
than anything imaginable,
Your love is headier than your aromatic oils.
The syllables of Your name murmur
like a meadow brook.
No wonder everyone loves to say your name!
Take me away with you!
Let’s run off together!
We need deep kisses
An elopement with my King-Lover!
we’ll make great music. Yes!
For Your love is better than anything imaginable.
Everyone loves you— of course! And why not?
Song of Songs 1:2-4
I’m here this morning looking for my breath.
Hoping healing between me & my breather.