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Acts 2:1-21

It’s All about Air

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Acts 2:1-21

It’s All about Air

By Lois Parker Edstrom

A wonderful representation of lungs, available at:

What’s something you do all day, every day, no matter where you are, no matter if you are asleep or awake? Yes, you breathe! It is something that your body does automatically and is so natural that you don’t even think about it.

You breathe air in through your nose and the air goes down a tube (the trachea) in your throat which branches into two tubes (the bronchi) which takes the air into your lungs. (Show picture.) Your lungs are two marvelous organs in your chest, located behind your ribs, that process oxygen and send it to the rest of your body. If you put your hand on your chest you will feel your lungs working – getting larger and smaller as you breathe in and out.

When you were born the first thing you did was breathe. You began your new life by breathing in air.

As we read the Bible we discover that a similar thing happened after Jesus had returned to heaven and the new church was formed.

Many followers of Jesus were gathered together and the Bible tells us that “suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting” (2:2). And then we learn that “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…” (2:4).

The Holy Spirit is like air we breathe––like the wind that cools us on a hot day. We can’t see it, but we know it is there because we can feel it. The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit that becomes a part of us when we accept his love. It fills us with new life – a fresh way of seeing the world that brings peace, comfort, and joy. Take a deep breath!

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2010, Richard Niell Donovan