Day 5-The Breath of Life

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

As a parent I find myself struggling to explain to my kids that even though we can’t see Jesus and feel his arms around us, he is a real person. I read one time that a child had referred to Jesus as an “air person.”

This child was simply stating what is obvious to her: we can’t see Jesus with our eyes, but we knows He’s there. That’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 oxygen, we cannot live apart from Christ. Oh, we can exist just fine, but without him our lives are meaningless and empty.

I don’t ever want to forget what my life was like before Jesus saved me. I was dead in my sins, without hope and without God. I was headed down a path to destruction. But one summer day more than thirty years ago, God rescued me from the kingdom of darkness and made me alive in Christ. He also implanted his Holy Spirit into my heart so that I would never be away from his presence.

If you know the Lord, his Spirit lives in you. Your eyes may not see him, but he is there. This precious gift, who is also your Comforter, Counselor, Intercessor, Teacher, and Friend, is always with you, breathing his life into you so you can truly live.

Verses for additional study:

Ephesians 1:13

Ephesians 2:1,4 – 5, 12

Romans 5:5

Romans 8:26