A Breath of Fresh God by Charissa Fryberger

A Breath of Fresh God by Charissa Fryberger

Charissa Fryberger
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Take a Breath

"If I can pass through whole days without

noticing God, how can I know that He is here at all?  Perhaps I am

just a sugar ant, busying myself with tasks that have little significance

beyond the meaning I give them during my own short life." ­­

 It is easy for us to "underlook" God, yet even when we forget to notice Him, He hasn't turned His attention from us. Charissa Fryberger finds wonder in the many ways God taps us on the shoulder, making us catch our breath in sudden remembrance that He is right here with us. She leads us on a journey of rediscovering God:

      in slowly plodding steps up the steep Pikes Peak trail;

 in the prayer-soaked walls of an old country church; 

            in a mirthful sky studded with laughing stars;

            in the fearful unknown of a cancer diagnosis;

            in the soaked discomfort of a sudden downpour;

            in the joy of defying gravity at the moment of take-off;

            in the labored trail of a tiny sugar ant.

Her vivid word pictures reveal an overwhelmingly grand and yet comfortably intimate God who is with us daily, hourly, minutely.  All we have to do is glance over our shoulders to be astonished again as we catch...

                                                                              ... a breath of fresh God.