And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."
Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them,
'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
Thus says the Lord God to these bones:
"Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live....
Then you shall know that I am the Lord. " ' "
The bones were dry and scattered in pieces along the valley floor; a place of shattered dreams, where hope seemed dead. Yet God had not forgotten His people. Rebellion brought them to this place and drained the life from them that once was filled with the promises of God; His mercy came back to collect them.
Rebellion leaves us wasted away in the valley and dries up hope. But like God's people of old, His mercy finds us. His love puts flesh back on bone. His Spirit is eager to be breathed into us and bring us back to life.
Is your life in pieces today? Are you feeling dry and lifeless in your Christian walk?
Hear the word of the Lord..."Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live." v.6
Our dry bones can live again! And we will know that HE is the LORD!
"Lord, I know You don't want your people lying in pieces; scattered, immobile. You have breathed Your breath of life in us. May we truly come alive - filled with your Spirit - and live for You. Amen"
Alive in Him,