THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 15:33-37
“With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.” (Mark 15:37)
These words make me think when God first created humans.
“God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” (Genesis 2:7)
Right now I am breathing the breath of God, the breath of life.
I do this every day, and take it for granted that I’m still breathing.
I’ve also been with a few who breathed their last breath, it was eery.
How much more eery when Jesus breathed His last breath with a loud cry.
As I imagine it, I get the shivers.
Jesus, the incarnation of God, fully surrenders what was rightfully His.
He empties Himself of divinity, including the Breath of Life (Philippians 2:6-8).
Today’s reading is humbling, yet inspiring (in-breathing) for me.
As a Jesus follower, I see in this moment the heartbeat of God.
God’s sacrifice for me reveals the depth of love, and the meaning of life.
The breath of God made me to live in love like this, like God!
To devote my breath in loving God by inspiring (in-breathing) others with love!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, every breath I take I take in You. May my life reflect the huge gift that it is, and be used to extend life to others.