Oxygen and life

God has provided oxygen for the day. Scientists say that an average adult person inhales and exhales about seven to eight litres of air while resting in a minute. This is about 11,000 litres of air per day. Inhaled air contains 21 per cent oxygen (environmental composition) and exhaled air contains about 15 per cent oxygen. Furthermore, an adult breathes out about a quarter of a liter of carbon dioxide every minute when he / she is at rest.

God made sure there would be enough oxygen at creation to enable the natural replenishment of the oxygen, human beings live off. The question of thankfulness springs to mind when the simplicity of breathing is taken for granted. The flip side to the coin is no oxygen means no life.

God, who made the world and everything in it, is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands.

Acts 17:24

Nor does he need anything that we can supply by working for him, since it is he himself who gives life and breath and everything else to everyone. It is by grace we live, wakeup in the morning, complete days and years, without even realizing that every moment we have to use oxygen, the gift from God. It is only when our lungs cannot extract the oxygen that we realize how grateful we should be for what we have.

Dear Lord, I celebrate life, the oxygen in my lungs, the moments that God has given to enjoy and be free. Make me grateful for all I have, and may my lungs supply the air I need to praise you for all the wonders I experience every day. Bless all my loved ones, in Jesus name, Amen.

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