“Forward That Invite!”

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29 Now Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place about which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and we will treat you well, for the Lord has promised good things to Israel.”30 He answered, “No, I will not go; I am going back to my own land and my own people.”31 But Moses said, “Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes. 32 If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the Lord gives us.”

Numbers 10: 29-32

That day, dawn established its arrival with a resplendent revelation of brightness that scattered the night. Somewhere in the wilderness of Sinai, three men stood in front of a cave on a hill. Each was lost in his own thoughts, and they created impressive silhouettes on the cave walls.

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Prophet Moses broke the silence when he turned to his brother-in-law, “Hobab, come with us on our journey to God’s Promised Land. You know you could be our official guide. What do you say, brother?” Without hesitation, Hobab replied, “I think it would be better for me to go back with my people, the Kenites”. Aaron grabbed Hobab’s elbow pulling him forward, “Look, brother, see the lush beauty of the land. You said that it is indeed flowing with milk and honey as God said. Why don’t all of you come with us”? Moses strode towards them, “Hobab, the prospects are good. I promise you that whatever good things God gives Israel, we will share with your people. Come now, show us the perfect routes and camping sites”.

Israel’s leaders knew God always kept His promises. They were sure the future was bright and felt that they should share their good fortune. Matthew 9:13; and 22:9 attest to the fact that God expects us to invite others to join us in the great Salvation He has for us. Revelation 3:20 reiterates that Jesus wants to come and bless all who let Him into their hearts as Lord of their lives. You may ask why it is so important to invite others. Well, consider D L Moody’s experience.

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During the early days of the great evangelist Dwight L. Moody’s ministry, he launched a series of meetings in Chicago with the promise of the largest crowds that anyone had ever seen up to that time. His theme was THE LIFE OF CHRIST. On the first night, Sunday, October 8, 1871, his topic was The Trial before Pilate. As he came to the end of his message, he sent his fascinated listeners to Matthew 27:22, “What shall I do then with Jesus, who is called Christ?” He then told them, ‘Friends, I want you to take this text home with you and turn it over in your minds during the week…. Till the end of the week![1] He did not know that as he was ending the sermon that night, fire tenders were already clanging noisily on their way to fight the Chicago fires.

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He said this even though Ira David Sankey (the great hymn compiler, pianist and singer) was in the background, singing, “Today the Savior calls; …. And death is nigh-“[1]. Asking them to think about it may have been a delightful way to end. Only that, around that same time, the Chicago Fire Service was already on its way to combat the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It lasted 3 days. Over 1000 people lost their lives, probably including Moody’s listeners. The series couldn’t continue. And the great evangelist called that statement his greatest mistake.[2]

Forward Jesus’s invite to your friends and family! Or have you padlocked your lips? Don’t be selfish. Forward that invite! Don’t try to repeat the same mistake. Yours may be the only gospel someone may understand. Your duty demands it says, the beloved hymn by Fanny J Crosby

  • Rescue the perishing, duty demands it(emphasis mine);
  • Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
  • Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
  • Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.[3]

[1] 2020 and the Chicago Fire of 1871 – D. L. Moody Center

[2] D. L. Moody’s Lost Opportunity – Christian Heritage Fellowship, Inc.

[3] Rescue the Perishing > Lyrics | Frances J. Crosby (timelesstruths.org)

Faith And A Pool

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 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

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Just one Easter Monday, I went, with my mechanic, to the vehicle parts market at Abossey Okai in Accra, Ghana. I needed parts to fix my car. Even though the market was deserted, we knew some traders would still come around to wait for people like me and make some extra cash. Soon enough, we got a good bargain and my mechanic left with the man to bring the items. 

While waiting, an argument erupted in the next shop. A man shouted, “How can I be sure that Jesus died for me? What shows He didn’t die just for the Jews?” I listened awhile to the arguments and started towards them. He had heard many sermons but was not convinced. Had heard many Bible texts, including the “God so loved the world” and “whosoever” in John 3:16. But he still was not convinced. You know he is not alone. Many people are waiting for some supernatural encounter or feeling before they can believe. They want to have a vision or revelation. Until then, unfortunately, their decision to reach their fullest potential has to wait.

Our text, Rom 10:17 reveals that faith cometh as a result of hearing, hearing the word of God. Pure and simple. God acts on our faith expressed, which results from hearing God’s word preached. Our Saviour wants you to keep close to Himself so that He can keep you happy. But, you say, if I could only know that He is my Saviour! Well, what kind of evidence do you want? Do you want a particular special feeling or emotion to prove that Christ is yours? Is this more reliable than pure faith in God’s promises? Put your whole weight on God’s promises. That is faith.

Afadja (name changed) was raised as an atheist. He was training to be an Olympic diver. The only religious influence in his life came from his most faithful friend, Boreba, an outspoken Christian. The young diver never really paid much attention to his friend’s sermons, but he heard them often. He was sure that one day, his indefatigable friend would get tired. Then the sermons would stop. For now, he had to endure all Boreba’s passionate appeals.

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One night Afadja went to practice in the indoor pool at the university he attended. The inside lights were off, but as the swimming pool had big skylights and the moon was bright, there was plenty of light for him to practice. The young man climbed up to the highest diving board. He turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board and extended his arms out. Then, he saw his shadow on the wall. His shadow was in the shape of a cross. Resistance broke inside him. Sermons and illustrations jumped up at him. Instead of diving, Afadja knelt right there and asked God to come into his life. Then, after the prayer, as he stood up, ready to continue his diving practice, a maintenance man trudged noisily in and turned the pool lights on. The diver looked down as the man descended into the pool, fully dressed and holding his tools. The pool was empty![1] 

Imagine with me that one more time, Afadja rejected the Holy Spirit’s call for any reason at all… Imagine that he decided that after the swim… that he put off his decision one more time… just one more time…. Tell me, long will you also keep struggling with the Holy Spirit?


[1] Adapted from The Olympic Diver (sermonillustrator.org)

When Akushika Said, “I DO”

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15:36 hours. Saturday, June 25, 2022 for Wilma

1

Lovely Shika

Smiles behind the veil

The veil isn’t a barrier, no

This veil tones down

Her luminescence, iridescence

The glory that shrouded her

Keeping her humble and powerful

2

Lovely Aku smiles

Her shining teeth hides

Her stated refusal to entertain old-maids

While she hung onto prayer’s

Loosened tongue

To reaffirm divine openings and closings

Working together for good

To her that loved God.

To the girl who offered

Her beating heartstrings to Jesus

Of Northern Ghana

3

Shika smiled

When Northern Ghana in Macedonia

Stood behind Jesus and

Beckoned.

She responded with joy

And left Accra for browner pastures,

To find the long lost prodigal.

Those days, she brought back spoils.

4

Aku’s smiles

Widened when she graduated

And started work

But she had already responded.

The young lady kept right on

Winning, winning, winning,

Till today.

5

So today

When the minister asked, my daughter responded

“I Do”

But that was long ago

When in spite of

Aedis aegypti, scorpions and enraged heat

She joined a bus headed for Nyanpanduri

Like a piece of light from the

Sun of Righteousness.

That really was when Aku said,

“I Do”

The Only Bible

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For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

1 Corinthians 4:9

He is tall and dark with wild hair. He always wears a T-shirt with holes in it, faded jeans and sandals. These clothes were his attire for his entire four years of college. His skin reveals he is from a minority race. But he is brilliant and kind of Sibylline. He became a Christian in the first semester of his fourth year.

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Across the street from the campus is a well-furnished, very conservative church. One day the young man decides to go there. He walks in with sandals, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started, so Bill starts down the aisle, looking for a seat. He cannot find a seat in the fully packed church. By now, people are looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything. Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realizes there are no seats, he decides to squat down on the carpet. (Although perfectly acceptable behaviour at a college fellowship, trust me, this had never happened in this church before!

By now, the people are uptight, and the tension in the air is thick. About this time, the minister lifts his eyes. He realizes that from the way to the church’s back, an Elder is slowly making his way toward the visitor. This Elder is in his eighties. His silver-grey hair sits properly just above the neck of a shining blue three-piece suit. He is a godly, exquisite, dignified, and courtly man. He walks with a cane. As he walks toward this visitor, everyone is saying to themselves – you can’t blame him for what he’s going to do.

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How can you expect a man of his age and background to understand some college kid on the floor? It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy. The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man’s cane.

All eyes are focused on him. You can’t even hear anyone breathing. The minister can’t even preach the sermon until the Elder has done what he must do. And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty, he lowers himself, sits down next to the visitor, and worships with him so he won’t be alone.

Everyone chokes up with emotion. When the minister gains control, he says, “What I’m about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget. Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read[1].” 

This engaging story is not mine but adapted from the Empowered Speaker. It is indeed very touching. It is a clarion call to all professing Christians that God expects them to help others know Him. 

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Think about it. How many have opened your pages today? What did they find? Lies? Or honesty? Petulance? Or consideration? Insults? Or calmness? Harshness? Or grace? Backbiting? Or support? What about yesterday? Last month? Last December 14? Can you remember any day? When have you ever gone out of your way and responded positively to the Holy Spirit? When last did you do so? Constrain the rest of your life to be a good Bible. Ask God for forgiveness and true repentance. Give the rest of your life to Jesus! God never stops sending people to read His children (Job 1:8; 2:3). For you and I have been made a spectacle unto men and angels as our text says (1Corinthians 4:9).


[1] Adapted from Be Careful How You Live… (empoweredspeaker.com)

Speeding Ticket

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There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.[1]

Proverbs 14:12

Ikair spotted the policeman and his speed gun. He quickly changed gears from 5th to 3rd, hoping it would confuse the speed gun. This month, he had been stopped three times already for doing 80km+ in a 50km zone.

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As he slowed down, he gasped. A Christian policeman has caught a member of his church! They were both members of the same church! Ikair stared at the older man in his inspector’s uniform for a moment. Then Ikair’s mind took off with speed, recalling the many times they had worked together on committees, visited people to share the gospel, and counselled struggling couples. He snapped back to reality and thought, ‘this should be easy.

“Good afternoon Mr Samwan. What a way to meet.” He got out of the car. “Hmmmmm, yes.” The policeman looked as if he understood. Good sign Ikair thought and continued explaining, “Irene called me just now that there was this chicken I had to get for dinner and look at the time. I had to turn around quickly and hmmm… I didn’t even notice my speed had gone up o”. The cop countered, “Last time you passed here, this afternoon, you were doing 87km”. 

O, no! Ikair, change your strategy. “Elder Sam, are you going to book me?” No response. Ikair caught sight of the security camera above, recording everything. Sam was writing in his book. Everything felt unreal. Why didn’t he ask for my license or even check my car number? Ikair was too angry to admit that he, Ikair, was confused.

Finally, Sam walked over to Ikair and handed the folded sheet to him without meeting his eyes. In anger, Ikair got into his car and drove home, this time slowly. Meanwhile, tears filled the inspector’s eyes.

Ikair was still fuming as he hugged his only daughter and gave her the groceries at home. While dodging her questions, his eye fell on the paper. He began to wonder when he was to appear in court. He took it and opened it. It was a note, not a summons. Whew! He began to read.

“Dear Ikair, I used to have a daughter. She was sixteen when a speeding driver murdered her. He spent a few months in prison and was freed to join his three daughters. Though I had only one, I will have to wait until Jesus comes before I can ever hold her again. A million times, I’ve tried to forgive that driver. A million times, I thought I had…. Please be careful. My son is all I have left. From Samwan”. It took a whole 5 minutes to snap out of his self-absorption. It’s not critical until it affects you personally. 

My heart is burdened as I write. A motorbike killed my step-brother in 2006. We have let things slide. We have become like others even though children of God lift the standard in their lifestyles. As a child of God, you should be the first to obey laws. Stop breaking people’s hearts with your insensitive selfishness. Casanovas are not Christians. Stop wrecking people’s homes with your inability to store your genitals properly. Cease from destroying people’s lives with calculated lousy advice. Desist from extinguishing people’s futures simply because they disagreed with you. You can’t go back in time to undo or ease. And you can not prevent God’s blessings from reaching the right people. Remember Proverbs 14:12 and think about your future, old age and eternity.


[1] Proverbs 14:12 KJV – There is a way which seemeth right unto – Bible Gateway

Gospel According To Taste

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For we are to God a sweet savour of Christ, in those being saved, and in those being lost;  

2Corinthians 2:15
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When she pushed the door open, the aroma of yam porridge wafted to her, invaded her nose and rearranged her tired face into a smiling one. Naema forgot she was carrying her travelling bag and entered the kitchen. Her mother turned, pushed a bowl at her and withdrew it. “Go put your bag down and come right back here. 

“Yes, mammy, she responded and added, “I am starving!”.

When the first spoonful landed on her tongue, her taste buds transformed into a thousand conductors of beautiful memories. Naema raised her head only when her bowl was empty. Her tongue longed for more. Without looking at her, mother whispered, “I know. Go take only 2 ladles, you hear? “Thank you, mammy! Naema shouted and darted towards the kitchen. Naema’s tongue did a good job, like many other tongues. It was created to do just that. 

The tongue can mainly handle 5 senses of taste[1]. Children have approximately 10,000 taste buds located primarily on the tongue, but by adulthood, they have reduced to between 2,000 and 8,000[2]. These buds help us identify the taste of whatever we put in our mouths. In other words, our tongues can decipher 5 different types of taste. They are – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami – all expertly handled. They each simply activate our senses. But our perception of taste depends largely on our background and how we trained our tongues.

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The tongue can perceive taste from virtually every part of its surface. Our saliva is the transport system to take food to the receptor cells[3]. It works with the sense of smell to influence memory and emotions. In our story above, the scent of the yam porridge got Naema salivating. The memory of her mother’s savoury yam porridge rearranged her feelings, so she began smiling. Finally, her memory of yam porridge experiences made her to forget to carry her bag into her room. What is the taste of your current favourite meal, and who prepares it best?

Hot and spicy food perception is actually that of pain. The tongue and mouth experience pain and send those signals to our brain. Researchers are trying to identify how we perceive more tastes like metal, water, and alkaline[4]. Our taste buds can, however, identify fat in foods.

Our taste buds weaken with age, sickness, smoking, cold, medications, dental problems, etc[5]. But without them, we cannot taste anything. The loss of the sense of taste can cause one to lose appetite and grow lean.

Taste in the bible refers to experiencing something through the taste or taste buds. Let us just suppose that, as our key text says, we a savour of Jesus Christ, who is the Father’s beloved Son. The Father has announced at least twice that He is well pleased with His Son (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark1:11; 9:7). We are a sweet savour, a taste of His Son to Him. As a Christian, God looks at you and perceives the fun times He has had with His only begotten Son. This is priceless. Whenever you are on the road, and you are about to yell at a reckless driver, remember you are a savour of Jesus to God Himself. Remember that you are a savour whenever you are ready to show someone how to mean you can be. When you have the opportunity to share the gospel, remember you are the sweet savour. Give it your best shot. And the Father, who gave Jesus His throne, will make you king also.

Parents who endeavour to be pleasant tastes to their children will bring up versatile adults. Spouses will create spouses who look like Jesus. Can anything compare? Children will develop kind-hearted siblings and cooperative parents. Workers will find a peace that only the Prince of Peace can give. 

So what do you taste like?


[1] How does our sense of taste work? – InformedHealth.org – NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov); How the Sense of Taste Works (verywellhealth.com)

[2] Taste Buds: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment (verywellhealth.com)

[3] How the Sense of Taste Works (verywellhealth.com)

[4] How does our sense of taste work? – InformedHealth.org – NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)

[5] What Causes Loss of Taste (verywellhealth.com); Change in Sense of Taste: 5 Possible Reasons Things Taste Differently (webmd.com)

Noseying Heavenwards II

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For we are to God a sweet savour of Christ, in those being saved, and in those being lost; 16  to the one we are the savour of death to death, and to the other we are the savour of life to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 

2Corinthians 2:15-16

Last time we discussed how God communicates through our noses (Check https://elihasthots.net/2022/05/27/noseying-heavenwards-i/) . We realized that God says something significant to us every time we breathe in. Today, we examine a few fun facts about our noses and draw out vital lessons.

Fun Facts:

Smell

A bloodhound has 4 billion olfactories (smell) receptor cells; rabbits have 100 million, while we have just 12 million in our noses[1]! God gave more to those who needed more.

Snoring

Research has established that more men than women can snore depending on certain factors[2]. Exercise may also reduce the sound intensity[3]. Check YouTube (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSdc1pKnqDY ).

Smell and Memory

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Of all our five senses, only the sense of smell is directly linked to the part of our brain where we process emotions and memories[4]. So a baby can attach the scent of their mother’s breast to the pleasure of breast milk. The baby memorizes that scent and connects the fond memories staying in their brain. Or the smell of burning brakes comes to you as you drive, and you immediately remember the cost of replacing them.We sometimes think of some people when we perceive a particular perfume or bodily scent[5]. How did your Father smell when he returned from work, and you hugged him? Have you ever had someone cover your eyes from behind, and their cologne betrayed them? The smell and memories of someone you love will manage to stay with you for life[6]. Our text above indicates that Christians are a sweet aroma of Christ to His Father, God. We are also a sweet aroma of Christ to other Christians. We are still a sweet savour of Christ but unto death to those who are perishing because they love sin and unrighteousness. We can smell good to make people love Jesus!

Will you do me a favour… In the comments section, kindly tell us your favourite smells at Christmas or Ramadan and the memories they bring to you.

When God sees us, He is reminded of His beloved Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. God looks joyfully at everyone who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and personal Saviour. They bring Him fond memories of the Son in whom He is well pleased. In fact, Zephaniah 3:17 intones that God rejoices over His heritage with singing. God the Father loves to love you! So how can I make God bring up fond memories whenever He thinks about me? Obedience. God is pleased with those who obey His commandments through the enabling of the Holy Spirit. That is something for us to consider.

  • 1Samuel 15:22 To obey is better than sacrifice
  • Proverbs 21:3 Righteousness and justice are more acceptable
  • Psalm 51:16 For you will not delight in sacrifice
  • John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
  • 1John 3:22 We keep his commandments & do what pleases him
  • 1John 5:3 This God’s love, that we keep his commandments

Nose and Mucus

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High up our noses are the nerves of smell. We must pull the air right up to the roof to decipher what we perceive[7]. When drawing up air into our noses, we can draw in smoke and dust particles, pollutants, allergens, bacteria, viruses, tiny insects, etc. The nose tries to circle bad stuff with mucus, and they end up in the stomach. But a virus in your nose will try to get quick access to your lungs[8]. Once in your lungs, the offender behaves pretty sneakily. Within a short time, the disease can weaken your body. Apart from this, your nose can get clogged and congested, which can be very discomforting. Then the nose can no longer smell so well again until the offender is removed[9].

Our spiritual noses act virtually the same way. They smell the moral challenges of people around us. However, when we spend our time smelling everything about everybody around us, we take in a lot of spiritual viruses. Renowned preacher the late Pastor C D Brooks, once remarked that some people like to talk about those they consider hypocrites instead of focusing on Christ. He said, “I don’t enjoy hypocrites that much.” White also wrote,

Slipshod religion is a dangerous thing, in the home or in the church, and to educate the mind to look for defects in others unfits the soul for communion with God. This is the leaven of evil. The very act of looking for sin in others develops defects in those who look (emphasis mine). These would be alarmed could they see the facts that are registered against them in the books of heaven. The man with the beam in his own eye thinks he has discovered a mote in his brother’s eye. …Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”[10]

Ellen G White

Many years ago, I overheard someone chanting (perhaps, playfully), “My talent is to drive Christians out of the church!” She seemed proud that her critical spirit was making Christians leave the church. When your spiritual nose is only used to smell out hypocrites, you try to do God’s work for Him. Our work is to bring people to the Saviour, not drive them out.  Ask the Holy Spirit to help you to smell nice to draw others to the Saviour.


[1] (Chudler, 2014) https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/facts.html

[2] (Maimon & Hanly, 2010) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952752/;

[3] (Suni, 2022) https://www.sleepfoundation.org/snoring/mouth-exercises-to-stop-snoring

[4] (Mouly & Sullivan, 2010) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55967/

[5] (Cleveland Clinic, 2020) https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-surprising-facts-nose/

[6] (Houser, 2013) https://churchleaders.com/children/childrens-ministry-how-tos/171255-the-nose-remembers-use-smell-to-engage-kids.html

[7] (Cleveland Clinic, 2020) https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-surprising-facts-nose/

[8] (Hallingstad, 2018) https://www.stepstolife.org/article/keys-to-the-storehouse-our-spiritual-nose/

[9] (Cleveland Clinic, 2020)  https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-surprising-facts-nose/

[10] (White, 1899) https://m.egwwritings.org/en/book/469.3619#3619

Noseying Heavenwards I

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And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. 

Genesis 2:7

Let your mind walk with me. We are walking past newly created trees in their freshness and beauty. The air, the birds, the creatures, and the verdant grass fill us with awe and mute our conversation. So our senses converse with the environment while we follow the Glorious indefatigable Creator on His jaunts. Presently, He silently bends down while His hands work the pliable earth near His shining feet. Soon enough, a handsome human image lies at His feet. He bends over that piece of earth, His lips over its face. Right away, the human figure changes colour and shifts. God had performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on him. Now he was a living being. You and I know that God will do the same to create the woman in a couple of hours.

Both of our ancestors needed their noses to become living souls in the scenes above. Genesis 2:7 insists that God breathed into his nostrils before he became a living soul. Without a working nose, he could not. Indeed no one in history has existed without a functional nose!

Our noses are that important. Yet often, we hardly notice their importance to our living today. If you are reading this, it means your nose is still working. Much like our other organs, it is silent and faithful. We take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide, rain or shine, from the get-go. God made it that way. Man can survive only a couple of minutes without air. After some minutes without air, our systems begin to fail. In 2019, Richard Gray wrote, “Without oxygen, the human body can only survive for a few minutes before the biological processes that power its cells begin to fail. The electrical signals that power the neurons in the brain decrease and eventually stop altogether.[1]

God keeps you alive! He, moment by moment, provides oxygen to keep you living. Genesis 7:21 and 22 assure us that God can stop this if He wants to. You can continue being who and what you are and doing what you do as long as God keeps doing what He has to. He has to ensure there is oxygen and your nose is still working.

There are secondary smokers, lactating mothers, certain kinds of nurses, garbage workers, plumbers, etc., who all have to deal with unpleasant smells that discourage you from breathing. However, this cannot be compared to people who often struggle to get a breath of air. People living with Asthma know how it feels not to be able to breathe correctly. Senior citizens know how it feels to be weak because you’re not getting enough air into your lungs. Emphysema patients see the fear of certain death from a compromised respiratory system. COVID 19 is a scourge that ravaged the world from 2019 through 2022. Indeed, it was more tumultuous in some places than others. Coronavirus taught us, among other things, that if our respiration system is compromised, we don’t stand a chance – we would die like rats. And every family on this planet must have felt its evil bear hug.

Your nose is God’s way of saying to you, “Hi there, I AM the One who keeps you alive. Humble yourself and worship before me.” Whenever you ingest air, God is reminding you that He loves to love you. He is the Sovereign God, Ancient of Days, Loving Saviour, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, and your Wonderful Counsellor. Whenever you humble yourself before God, you are nosey-ing heavenward. God be with you.


[1] Source https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190423-the-man-who-ran-out-of-air-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean