Wednesday’s Wonderings: Breathe

Suzanne Faith, wisdom

Take a breath in and breathe it out. Of all the things we do in our life, breathing is the one we take most for granted.

How many breaths do you think you take in a 24 hour period? 23,000-26,000!

Long, long ago, Moses had the nerve to ask God what his name is. “I am,” God said, recorded in the original Hebrew as YHWH.

Over time we’ve added an “a” and an “e” in there to get YaHWeH.

But scholars have noted that the letters YHWH represent aspirated consonants that, when spoken in Hebrew, sound like breathing.

It brings up a wonderful question: what if the name of God is synonymous to the sound of breathing?

What if all human beings praise the name of God, whether they think they’re doing it or not?

What if our connection to God is meant to be THAT intimate…an unconscious connection to Him, day and night? Involuntary. Reflexive. Automatic.

We live in a broken world…but maybe this is something that can’t be broken. We are designed to be in constant communication with God.

Talking to him…listening to Him.

Inhale, exhale.