I appreciate the image of the little girl folding her paper cranes and breathing life into them as if she were God to them. Little minds often hold big thoughts.
As a teacher, I learned that my words had power–they could either encourage or defeat my students. I tried to keep that in mind, especially when I needed to redirect the children. We always had a moment of silence after the pledge to the flag each morning, and I would often use that time to ask God to push my “self” aside and to speak His love through me to my students. I had not considered, though, that this could be interpreted as my breathing the spirit of God from me into others. That seems like a huge responsibility! Perhaps I need to be more intentional about being that channel.
In what ways can we “breathe” the spirit of God to others?