We've all sung the children's song:
" Them bones, them bones, them dry bones.."
This song is taken from today's lection written by the Prophet Ezekiel. In this passage, we Lord comes upon Ezekiel and gives him a vision of a valley full of dried up bones. In the vision he sees the bones come together and sinew and flesh comes upon them, but still there is something missing. They are not living.
Life only came when the "breath of God" came upon the bones.
Sometimes, I think that we are much like this valley of dry bones. The bones are knit together. The sinew and muscle is in place, but something is missing. We don't seem to have the new life that God has promised us in Jesus Christ. We continue to act as if we are dead, rather that alive by the power of the Holy Spirit. We continue to forget that God has called us--empowered us--and sent us into the world to be--not just a bunch of dry bones--but the living body of Jesus Christ.
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Pastor Terry Goodman
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