Monday, May 14, 2012

Breath

Hello Beautiful

Humans impress me.  I am fascinated by their capability for compassion, creativity, and competition.  Their innate need for love and acceptance.  The lengths they take to obtain the object of their desire; whether material or emotional.  Have you ever paused and observed humanity? 

In a party you may witness a delicate exchange of needs as people buzz through the room as bees working in a hive.  They carefully pass ideas, flirtation, comedy, and food between one another.  Each bringing a supply.  Each filling a need.  The politician receives attention.  The romantic a new interest.  The comedian a stage. And the chef praise.  Sometimes for the betterment of all.  Sometimes for an ill-filled need.

In a museum, concert hall, or theater one will discover the human ability to create.  A laborious investment of one’s self into the perfection of a new thought.  Explicating the idea in the form of a painting, symphony, or ballet.  They connect with their audience through a medium of their choosing, allowing them to not only affect their own lives through its inception, but all those able to participate in the existence of the piece.

In a classroom we learn of the endeavors of humanity.  Our need for world conquest, medical cures, and scientific discovery.  Weather we wish to rule a nation, vaccinate HIV, or accelerate atoms, it is a characteristic of humans to push our limits.  We study harder and train longer as we seek to obtain our goals.

When I read the account of Creation in the Bible I am fascinated by the idea of humanity being created out of God’s image.  We have been set apart from everything else created.  Not just other animals, but every bacteria, plant, dust, or star.  We were instilled with God’s “breath of life” (Gen 2:7), chosen to bear a distinctly different mark from the rest of the Universe.  And with that the ability for greatness.

What are we doing with our apportionment of “breath”?  Satisfying our own needs will not lead us very far.  Pushing the limits, contributing to the hive, and affecting our world will take us further.  But our full realization will only come by breathing in tune with the Father’s breath for our lives.  It is in His rhythm and depth that we find our purpose and see our needs and dreams fulfilled.  It is through this breath that you are beautiful.

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