With every inhalation we remember who—and Whose—we are.

New article up at InTouch Magazine, on the Holy Spirit as the breath of God. Full article here.

Jesus rose from the dead—an amazing feat in its own right—and then did something really weird. The resurrected King walked right up to His frightened disciples and “breathed on them” (John 20:22). What is going on in this moment? If I walked up to you and breathed in your face, you’d be like, Dude, what are you doing?! But actually, something powerful is happening here. When Jesus breathes on them, He says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

Breath is a significant image for God’s Spirit in the Bible. In both Hebrew (ruach) and Greek (pneuma), the word for Spirit can also be translated as “breath” or “wind.” Let’s take a closer look at where God’s breath and wind show up in the Bible and how they can help us gain a greater understanding of God’s Spirit.

Rest of the article is here.