MUSINGS FROM MIKE
I have a good friend who will tell me when I am tense or worked up to ‘just breathe’.
I think they are on to something. The act of taking a breath slows me down and gets me in touch with what is basic about life. Taking a breath is reliving the act of creation when God breathed into human beings the ruach which is Hebrew and can be translated as breath, spirit, life.
I like that and it reminds me that as long as we are running around and panting for our next breath that it is possible to miss the very best stuff of life. The moments of personal discovery. The good times with other people. And most important the ‘God moments’ that can be all through the holidays. If we will only stop and breathe.
Here are some of the ‘breathing moments’ built into the life of the church for you.
Worship where we gather to breathe in together the life giving Spirit of God and remind each other that we are held in God’s grace and through that grace God does great things in our lives.
Small Groups and Bible Studies where we not only learn things but you get to support and remind each other to breathe…and we rejoice with each other when we do.
Times of Service where you get to remember that this season is not all about clicking off every box on a ‘to-do’ list but to be open to the places and ways God might be calling you. Calling you to look, to listen, to serve and help you create joyful memories in that service.
Materials for Personal Prayer and Reflection through printed materials and the commitment we make to each other to breathe. Breathe in God’s Spirit and be inspired to see God at work all around us.