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?