The Valley of Dry Bones. Ezekiel 37
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.
He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
I said, "O Sovereign Lord, you alone know." Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am Lord. '"
... They say, "our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.
Therefore prophesy and say to them: "This is what the Sovereign Lord says" O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.
Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord. ' "
Never have I read scripture that gives such amazing imagery. I can see Ezekiel standing in this field of dry- dead bones, and God taking him back and forth across the field. He's probably thinking, what in the world?
Can you imagine being asked to bring bones, bones, back to life?!
God gives life to the dried up places in our life, the places where we feel have no hope.
Like these dry bones that he brought back to life, he can do the same for us. When we are feeling weak he is our strength.
When we are feeling out of hope and down on our luck, he is faithful to show us a new way.
I know what it's like to feel like a dried up sack of bones, with nothing good to offer anyone, because you feel like nothing good lives in you.
I know what it's like to just make it through the day and crumple into to bed at night knowing you have to do it all over again tomorrow.
The weariness and aches from this life try to bring us so low, that we lose our hope.
God brings the dead back to life!
He will and can breath new life back into your weary dried up places, right now. It may feel like it takes too much strength and energy to even ask. But try anyways. The devil wants you to stay weak and weary, he doesn't want you to be set free.
Even if you can only utter the words "help" He will be there, rest in Him.
He loves you, He cherishes you, You are adored and loved beyond measure. You are his priceless jewel that can never be replaced.
Lord Jesus, breathe life into our dried up dead bones today and renew our hope, we know that your spirit is in us and the plans for our lives are good and not bad. Settle us in our land today, so that we will know that it is you Lord that has saved us. Amen.
If He is for us, than who can be against us?
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