“Then 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: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.” – Ezekiel 37:4-6
Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dried-up bones being brought back to life is mesmerizing to me. It’s kind of like when it is the dead of winter and everything is white and gray and bitter cold – but I remember that someday it will all be green and warm again. Somehow, time and time again, God brings new life, restoration, resurrection.
The key is to remember that, to hold on to that, when all you can see is the dry bones. I think that is one of the main reasons God gives us each other – to help one another remember things about life and about ourselves and about possibility or laughter that we have forgotten and help us get headed toward hope again.
As you journey through this day, I pray you encounter people who will surprise you with grace, who might say something to ease the crease of worry on your forehead, or who just might make you laugh out loud and remember this is a day the Lord has made and anything is possible in it.
Or even better – maybe you will do that for someone else.
Keep on walking, friends! Easter is coming…