Day 18 – The Breath of Life

On the way to school yesterday, I tried to explain to my daughters that even though we can’t see Jesus and physically feel His arms around us right now, one day we’ll see Him face to face. After discussing this concept for a few minutes, my 6 year old finally said, “Mommy, I get it. Jesus is an air Person.”

Isabelle was simply stating what is obvious to her: She can’t see Jesus with her eyes but she knows He’s there. And, she’s exactly right. Jesus is a real Person, not some imaginary friend or a fictional character in a story. He’s as real as the air we breathe. Just as our bodies are not able to survive without air, we cannot live apart from Christ. Oh, we can physically exist just fine, but without Him our lives are meaningless and empty.

That whole exchange made me think about my spiritual condition before I came to know Christ. The Bible says that I was dead in my sins (Ephesians 2:1), without hope and without God (2:12). I was headed down a path to destruction. But, one summer day about 30 years ago, God, in his great mercy, rescued me from the kingdom of darkness and made me alive in Christ (2:4-5). His life gave me life.

If you have accepted God’s gift of salvation, the Lord is with you. He is in you. Your eyes may not see Him, but your spirit confirms his Presence. Thank Him today for giving you His Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13) and for breathing His life into you so that you can truly live.

“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” – Job 33:4