Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Breath of Fresh Air -- Blog Post #2

After posting about my needing a “breath of fresh air” (see post below), I ran across an article by Debbie Porter about that very subject.

She says, “The ultimate breath of fresh air was, is and always will be, Jesus Christ. When our Lord and Savior arrived on the scene 2,000 years ago, He was most definitely a breeze straight from heaven. Blowing away the cobwebs of dead religion and turning the world upside down, He brought life and hope where previously there was only death and hopelessness. He brought grace and freedom to replace legalism and bondage. Most importantly, He showed us the Father and His unconditional love.

Each one of us is called to pick up Christ's banner and be a breath of fresh air to the world around us - to breathe God's love, life and grace into everyone we meet. When there's a need for encouragement, we must encourage. When there's a need for refreshment, we must refresh. When there's a need to be strengthened, then we must provide strength. When there's a need for correction, we must be willing to go against the flow and correct. But everything we do must begin and end with love, grace and compassion.”

Lord, please help me to be a “breath of fresh air” to those I come in contact with today! Thank you, Michael Black, for being a "breath of fresh air" to me today!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing with us and I'm glad that you had a friend who was there for YOU today!