Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

12 Aug 2020, 8 a.m.
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Daily Scripture:

‘When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.’ (Acts 2 1-3)

Daily Reflection:

Wind, breath, spirit, they are all very similar. It surrounds us, flows through us, filling up our lungs, bringing the necessary oxygen that gives life to our body. When God created man, the Bible says that He formed man out of the dust of the earth, breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living soul. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, the Gospels say that Jesus breathed on them to receive the Holy Spirit. It's God's breath that gives life, physical life and spiritual life.

I sometimes find myself spiritually gasping for breath. It's those times I find that I am trying to do life on my own but, when I come back or come to my senses and trust Him, I rediscover the breath of God's spirit.

Lyn Hayes, ALM