Posted by: tedgar110 | June 27, 2008

The value of a breath

I have this great poster on my wall that say s”breathe” – its one of those friendly reminders that when things get crazy the best thing you can do is breathe. Now obviously, air is vital to our survival and thankfully breatheing is one of those things that we do without thinking. But I have found that whenever I take the time to breathe, its as if I am taking time to pray. Stepping back from the chaos and enjoying the things that we so often take for granted (clean air, God’s creation and our interconnectedness with what surround us); and its also a reminder that there will be a tomorrow (despite the fact that the deadline is in an hour!).

In reading Isaiah, we are reminded that God’s breath brought us life (Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it) And when we take the time to breath we can be reminded of all that God has given us.

I am thankful for my reminder to breathe and step back from the daily grind and hope that each of you finds time to do the same.  




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