Union Ridge Church

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

by Reverend Dan on November 24, 2020

“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 2:7


You take about 23,000 breaths every day. And that’s not even the amazing part. (Well, it kinda is, actually. It’s just not the most amazing part.)


What’s more amazing to me are the many intricate movements that have to happen for just one of those breaths. You inhale oxygen, you exhale carbon dioxide, the respiratory muscles receive signals from the brain to move – all that physiological precision 23,000 times a day.


But here’s the biggest question of all? When was the last time you thanked God for just one of those breaths? Sure, we thank Him for the moments that take our breath away. All those awe-inspiring, life-changing moments that make us hold our breath. And we should.


But are any of those breaths any less significant in your life? I don’t think so. Maybe they’re not as exciting, but without them life would cease to exist.


When we give thanks this week, let’s go back to the most basic of life’s functions: breathing. Let’s give God thanks and glory and praise for every single breath we take here on this earth. For that breath came from the giver of life Himself as a gift to you and me.


“Father, Thank you for all the things and moments we take for granted in this great experience and journey we call life. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.”