Just Breathe

A Hebrew word for God’s Spirit is ruach.  The word is sometimes translated in the bible as “wind”. Ruach can literally mean “air put into motion by divine breath”.

According to Hebrew tradition, there were two manifestations of the presence of God within the tabernacle:  the sound of man breathing, and the sound of curtains expanding, outward and then inward like a man’s lungs.  This manifestation became known as the “breath of the Holies” and later emerged into the name of the Holy Spirit.

We are the temple of God.  The Holy Spirit is always moving and breathing life into and through us.  Breathe in His grace and exhale!

Published by

Lois Stephens

Wilderness writer inspired by the wanderings of a Spirit-led heart.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s