The first thing I thought of when reading the first chapter was that a few years ago we did the story of the dry bones for our Spring Concert at school. To tell the story of how God can make the impossible possible through a musical presentation and songs is amazing as the message of it will last and stay with the students and the families who watched it beyond that night.
The next thing that stood out for me for that first chapter was a song that I've been hearing lately while I'm listening to the radio in the van.
It has a line in the lyrics that say:
When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home
I'm quite certain that seeing a valley of dry bones was like seeing broken beyond repair. But God can make all things new. I like the last part of the chorus too that no matter how far away you seem, you're only 1 step away from coming back to God.
As we read about the judgement coming from God on Gog we can easily substitute our own generation for the people of Gog. There will be consequences for those who have turned from God and who do not follow His commands. God keeps his promises of judgement but also redemption.
We do have hope. We are one step from home. We are broken. God can heal us beyond belief.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Ezekiel 32:1-33:20,Jeremiah 52:28-30, Psalm 137