The Valley of Dry Bones
11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Thereforeprophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”
Last year, our school preformed this story from Ezekiel for our Spring Concert. I love that this story is a story of unbelievable hope. Where there is an impossible situation, God can work a miracle.
I've been in some impossible situations but the one that comes to my mind so quickly is the situation with my job. I graduated in 2009 and that Fall I started teaching Grade 1 and believed I had won the "dream job" lottery. I quickly realized (I can count!) that due to declining enrolment, there would be the loss of a class for the following year. I knew it early on in the year and it was confirmed by the principal that February. He said they would have loved to keep me on staff but there just wasn't room for me. It was a reality. Just as that valley of dry old bones was a reality. There was no hope that I would get to stay at my dream job...there was no hope that the bones would come back to life. However, when God wants something to happen...it happens. You can read about it here. By His great provision, I was not only allowed to keep my job but have enjoyed 5 years in this dream job. Nothing is impossible with God.
We have God on our side. He can do the impossible if we let him. May we be receptive to Him and allow Him to lead us in the way He wants us to go...even if it seems impossible. God can make the impossible, possible.
Tomorrow's scripture focus: Ezekiel 37:15-28