Job 33:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 The Spirit of God has made me;
the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Acts 17:25 English Standard Version (ESV)
25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.
Philippians 1:6New International Version (NIV)
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I visited a loved one tonight, who's so very ill and so very brave at the same time, that I know God is still at work in his life. I'm reminded that each breath is a gift from God and I suspect the sweetest will be the last breath breathed. I live in a right to die state that allows for physician assisted suicide. I am saddened by that. When society sees no purpose in suffering, no beauty in dying, we all lose. What if Jesus hadn't embraced the cross, hadn't suffered unto death? But He did, and we have every reason to fully live the life he has given us.
Beautiful Terrible Cross - Selah