Friday, February 19, 2010


"I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life." Ezekiel 37:5

Though not all that uncommon, it is always scary when a baby emerges from the womb and doesn't breath right away.The first baby born (pictured left, watch video) born at the field hospital was such a child, and required infant resuscitation.

That word, "resuscitation" is interesting. Imbedded deeply within the word is the Latin word, "citar," which means "to summon" or "to call." We we are resus-citated, we are literally "re-summoned"... called again to enjoy life. "Summon me and I will answer," was once Job's prayer.

A patient in cardiopulmonary arrest will die without external intervention. A dead man can do nothing to save himself. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8. Breathless we lay, dying. Unable to help ourselves. God then, in mercy, stoops down and freely offers us His Breath. Resuscitative breath. Reviving breath. "Re-summoning" breath. Divine CPR.

God is our Resuscitator.

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