Bringing the Dead Back to Life

Ezekiel 37:1-10 (NASB)
"The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, You know. Again He said to me, Prophesy over these bones and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD, Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life. So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army."

Sometimes disasters or traumatic events happen that ruin life, that turn it into a big mess. Though not always, this happens as a result of deviating from the Lord and going our own way. When we hit rock bottom, often we think that there is nothing that can be done to save us.

Fortunately, the Lord is not only powerful enough to bring muscle and breath to dry bones, He is willing to restore life to those who cry out to Him. He is willing and able to heal our wounds and make us whole.

So if we look back over the previous year, several years, or even a lifetime, know that nothing is too hard for Jesus to turn around and make right again. If we turn to Him with a trusting faith, He will accept us with open arms. He stands ready to clean the mess we have made of our lives. Will we let Him in and be clean again?

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