Stop and listen and experience. Something astounding is happening to you.

You are breathing.

Each day we take 20,000 breaths. Each breath brings oxygen and carbon dioxide into balance to keep life going. And it affects not only the lungs but your brain as well. With each deep breath, our heart rate drops and calms us down.

The breath is the very essence of our life. When it stops, life begins to cease.

This fundamental aspect of life applies to God.

Paul wrote Timothy:

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3:16)

When we read the text of the Bible, we have the rhythmic exhalation of God’s mind. We can absorb it and live.

Remember that we are alive because we breathe, but we have eternal life because God did. Listen to God’s breath.

-Robert G. Taylor-