Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones has given birth to the Christian words of hope: “Dry bones shall live again.”
In as much as the vision dwells lengthily on bringing dry bones back to life, the message is neither about resucitation nor is it about resurrection.
It is a message of hope to the exiles who out of frustration cry out: “Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.”
Through the imagery of dry bones being made alive again, God tells the hopeless exiles, “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…”
Yes, my friend; no situation or predicament is so hopeless that the LORD cannot fix it.
The Lord Jesus Christ is that Great One whom the LORD has sent to fix (y)our situation.
There is hope. Let us turn to the LORD in obedience so that he can restore us.
Prayer: LORD thank you for the words of hope and the assurance of your Spirit in us. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you! Merry Christmas in advance!
Rev Babila Fochang.