The breath of life

Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

The psalmist has a body, and it figures prominently in his poetry. His kidneys lash him, his heart rejoices, his pulse (or liver) beats with joy. His body is not gross matter imprisoning him; it pulsates, breathes, dwells securely and participates fully in the overflowing joy and delight he feels in God’s right hand forever. Heart-pulse-body-flesh-joy-delight. It’s sweat and skin and secretions more than white gloves, church pews and Easter bonnets.


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