Patricia Hofer

God’s “breath of life” floods us “with believing and connectedness”

Alone with Thee, amid the mystic shadows, The solemn hush of nature newly born; Alone with Thee in breathless adoration, In the calm dew and freshness of the morn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe (1855)

But this conscious person that we are inside, this subjectivity that we have, might also make us uncertain sometimes. There’s nothing simple about faith and rationality and self-knowledge. We can easily begin to think that we’re carrying the burden of who we are all by ourselves. But we’re not. The Creator’s breath of life, the source of our consciousness, has never stopped flooding us with believing and connectedness. Once we open our hearts to Jesus Christ, we’re always companioned. As Stowe rejoices, we’re always “alone with Thee.” (Living Calm, ©️2016, chapter 52)

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