A bellows is like a reversible vacuum: Opening the handles draws in air; squeezing the handles together expels the air—ostensibly in the desired direction such as on the embers of a fire. So why is there such a thing located in the spiritual realm according to this verse? I think I’ve already answered my question: to fan the flames of my passions. A life lived without passion is no life at all.
With every breath the Divine draws me to a deeper realization of a connection that is eternal. With every breath the more I recognize the Truth that nothing can separate me from God. With every breath the more this infinite union produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—what the Scriptures call the fruit of the Spirit—or passion fruit if you will—in me, in you, in every breathing human being. (Galatians 5:22-23)
With every breath passion is restored.
With every breath…