The Breath of Life from Yahweh


“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” (Gen. 2:7). The first breath man took came straight from the mouth of God. As long as we have life, it is as if, as Job said, the breath of God passes through us (Job 27:3). When God chooses to take away the breath, we die (Ps. 104:29). God has used His breath to create (Ps. 33:6), save His people from an army (Ex. 15:10), judge the wicked (Is. 11:4), and impart His own Spirit to His disciples (Jn. 20:22).*

Even God’s name can remind one of a breath. Continue reading

No Election Fear


by Heather Bock

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I’ll echo what I’ve heard countless people say: this upcoming election is bad. We have no good choices. The future looks bleak no matter which way it goes. I can’t even let my children listen to what the candidates say to each other for fear they might mimic what they hear. I’m told to vote my conscience, but I see no course of action that my conscience approves.

So now what? Continue reading