The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
In the scorching heat of summer here in Georgia, it is such a blessing to be able to take our granddaughter, Virginia Rose to an indoor playground called "Catch Air." What an appropriate name as catching one's breath outside when the weather is extremely hot or frigidly cold can be problematic.
From the moment we enter the venue, Virginia is in perpetual motion. Whether it's immersing herself in a an ocean of buoyant plastic balls,
or conquering the world,
or riding high on top of it,
Virginia's heart is more than ready for adventure!
Here she is "behind bars," but rest assured, she won't stay there for long!
The giant, green slide is her guaranteed escape, and she visits it numerous times.
Sweat-drenched, and needing a pause from all her frenetic activities, Virginia finds rest in building with larger-than-life Lego blocks. Like the ancient dreamed when constructing the Tower of Babel, she wants to make it go all the way to the top.
It isn't long before other children arrive and remake the tower in their own image.
But by this time, Virginia no longer cares. She makes the most of another photo opportunity aboard this inflated, rotating climbing attraction.
Then, just as we prepare to depart, Virginia thinks one more slide is needed to round out our two hours of playtime.
I've known Virginia Rose since the day she was born, yet never have I seen her expend the amount of energy she displays today. She is the perfect testament to unbridled joy, that same joy given to each of us through the breath of the Almighty.
Virginia, in her constant embrace of the present moment, personifies the Spirit of God that has made her.
May we all dare to live so abundantly, trusting in God's love and grace.
Always ready for the the adventures He has in store for us!
Is God calling you to new adventures today?
Prayer: Father, we thank You for Your breath which breathes life into us. May we ever be open to the adventures upon which You are calling us to embark. Let Your Holy Spirit so dwell within us that we do all things to Your honor and glory. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.