I recently heard of a friend’s formal diagnosis of COPD. I’ve known for awhile that they used a nebulizer and often struggled with breathing. My heart goes out to them. Beyond the causes & cures, remedies & maladies, they still carry on….
Do you have a hard time breathing too? Occasionally, I’ll struggle catching my breath, but this is not a constant daily occurrence. Yet again, I know many that do….
As I was pondering this, I was wondering if people who do not pray frequently are like those who have a hard time breathing. Maybe they often struggle catching their breath, much like a COPD diagnosis?
Having a poetic license with no expiration date, I like to propose another explanation of the COPD acronym: Commune Often; Pray Daily!
The early church did; why can’t we?
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.” (Acts 2:42 Holman Christian Standard Bible).
The Early Church communed with the Holy One and each other daily (Acts 2:46ff). They made it a habit. Should not we, also? Praying for one another? Communing with one another? Let us start off this New Year with some strong breathing exercises and change the diagnosis from clinical COPD to heavenly COPD (Commune Often; Pray Daily).
Join me in taking a deep breath,