From Greg Twombley, Director of Ministries & Praise Team Leader …
Not so many weeks ago, I found I no longer had the breath to play music. In fact, after each surgery, it was difficult to speak. I realized that the breath God had given me the day I was born was a gift beyond my ability to understand, and that the very breath that God had blessed me with, was the foundation of all that I am. I came to music, seemingly by accident. But once I got started, I played with all my heart. I poured myself into the music, which when I was young was what I heard on the radio – popular and country.
Then something happened. I learned I could play Praises and Worship to Him who had given me the breath to play at the beginning.
On a chilly February evening, as I awaited an emergency medical procedure, I felt calm. The calm felt like a gentle breath. I felt its presence, even though I could not see it, and it brought me peace. After awaking yet again from surgery some months later, I said ‘in my weakness, His power is made perfect’. Since it wasn’t so easy to breathe and speak, I guess I chose my words carefully.
Now, each day, God breathes into me, as He did on my earliest day, and I know that I am blessed with a gift I cannot keep, and have only to share that gift as long as I have breath. Never forget, God’s amazing abundance and mastery of all the universe is summed up in a whisper that says “I love you!”