A Tribute to You Creator as the Creator
Creator, it is You who created the breath that fills me with life, the air that translates into breathing. With my mouth opened or closed, I experience what inhaling entails and with my mouth closed there is still a pathway for the air to pass through the nasal passage to exhale, yet this is how silence is procured and what happens when the air does not turn into utterance because silence is golden. This occurs in times of stillness and solace, not a sound escapes and peace is truly still.
When I inhale and that air escapes the silence, as I begin my day, the first utterances I desire are to be of thanks, and praises to You. It is You who has taught me the value of breathing, that the deepest and most profound purpose in taking a breath is praising You as Creator, realizing that I am a creature and becoming aware and aligned to why I live, move and have my being. The Psalmist declared let everything that has breath “Praise the Lord” You are teaching me that the depth and value of inhaling and exhaling are found in who You are.
The breath that I breathe originates from You. You gave it to me through the process that flesh was ordained to travel; My origin began with You long before I appeared in the birth channels of my parents, You knew my form. The greatest purpose I have found for the use of the air I breath is to use it to praise You with and to speak all of the kind and precious words about You, with this my breath, it is the value I can only find in You, for living and breathing. The greatest expression I can ever utter would be to You Creator, knowing that You are creating the fruit of my lips.
The realization of who You are astounds me, I marvel because of You, and the beauty that You alone have created is too exponential for my mere words. If I took all of the words which mean something great, I still would fall short of rendering to You the praise and worship that You alone deserve. Nevertheless, I will thank and praise You with this breath You have allowed me to possess; it is precious only because it forms the expression “Creator” a term so great, all of me bows to have the privilege to utter.
How can I, a mortal creature attain to such greatness and not marvel and to be overwhelmed? Mortality that longs and yearns to be in Your presence every second of the day; but the flesh is my hindrance, yet my spirit and soul soar in a continuous refrain, as though there were no limits. I emote You to the highest power of my being, I love You with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength, my emotions find health and freedom to feel knowing You will never break my heart, and that I can confidently trust in You as the fruit of my lips You create just because I breath.
Breathing is not just taking air in, it is releasing it as well, it speaks of a process which enables and guides the very breath towards cognizant utterance. It is a mouth full of air, a process so natural; it can be taken for granted. We take a breath in, upon exhaling to release it, articulation takes place consisting of utterances and sounds attributed of who You are, which give speaking its value, and worth; who You are express itself through my praise in spoken words and songs of You and about You. I sing because I worship You in song, it is in my heart. The greatest breath I’ve even taken is to thank and praise You as Creator!