Monday, December 3, 2012
We have been given the gift of life, and no one knows for how long, but every day you wake up with breath in your lungs is a gift from God and an opportunity to be a part of the world and to do something good for the Lord.
Our breath comes from the very breath of Almighty God who breathed into the clay nostrils of Adam and he became a living soul. We are so privileged. Every smile, tear, greeting and emotion, every tender moment, kiss or embrace that a human being experiences is a moment that is given by God to man. The glorious stars, and the graceful dolphins and whales etc, do not experience the things that we experience.
As Christians, we do not embrace some Greek, Platonic theory that denies our humanity, instead-we enjoy and relish the exalted position that God has allowed for us who come from the clay of the earth, we're dust-yet we have been given a soul, and through redemption we have even been given the opportunity to connect with the Divine in a relationship with the Messiah and King of the Universe which transcends every physical and earthly relation.
Birds fly in the sky, cats nap in the sun, fish swim in the ocean, dolphins jump and leap in the waves, that is their portion. That is what they have been given and it is good, it is their existence until their spirit returns to the earth.
But we have been given so much more. We enjoy the physical activities of earth, we work, we run, we enjoy the beauty of creation, we toil, we love, we laugh, and eventually our bodies loose their vitality and stop working, but if we are born again, our spirits will pass on to a glorious state in the presence of God our Creator & we will one day be united with a brand new body! Our existence is more wonderful than we can even comprehend! We have so much to enjoy and look forward to!
GOD is not only the source of life, He IS life itself. It is accepting Jesus Christ into our hearts that gives us eternal life because He is eternal life. When you are connected to Christ-you have all the vitality, productivity, fruitfulness that you could ever want or need because He is life. He is the Vine and we are the branches-the nutrients and life comes to us through Him! Never loose sight of this fact, that your existence, your strength, your life, your direction, your vitality, your ability to spread life all comes directly from Him. Abide in Him and you will have life abundantly.