June 1, 2018
Our recent Pentecost Sunday Old Testament Lesson was from Ezekiel 37. How can a "dry life" be renewed? That question is addressed in this most powerful of texts. "So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and bones came together, bone to bone." Ezekiel 37:7
In Ezekiel's valley vision of dry bones God asks his servant to prophesy to a monstrous mound of disjoined, dry skeletons, millions of bones. He spoke and the bones rattled. Muscles and tendons were restored. God commanded Ezekiel to speak again and command breath to reenter the new lifeless frames.
In Christ, God breathes into us the breath of new life. He breathes the breath of hope and forgiveness. We have second chance as a source of renewed life. It doesn't take a "rocket scientist" to understand the "dry bone" places of life. God restores us to the new places of Promise...
Made New, Pr. C.