Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dry Bones

I'm embarrassed that I haven't blogged in so long. It's funny how I expect other people to blog all the time so that I can keep up with them, yet I have neglected my own.

To be honest, life has been a struggle for me in many areas this semester. I suppose the spiritual term for it would be a valley. This morning, I woke up and for the first time in a while, I immediately spent some time with Jesus. He reminded me of a message about Ezekiel that my friend, Christy, had shared last summer. Ezekiel was taken by the Spirit to a valley of dried bones. There was absolutely no sign of life. The Lord then said, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

Ezekiel's response wrecks me. He doesn't try to guess what God is going to do or try to prove that he has a ton of faith by saying, "Oh yes, they can live!" Instead he utters, "O Sovereign Lord, you alone know."

That statement is so true. God really is the only one who knows how the details of life are going to pan out. No one deeply and intimately knows you and me the way that God does. He created and formed us in the secret place. He wove us together in the womb. Before the beginning of time, He knew!

As I evaluate my life, I find that I am surrounded by dry bones that need the breath of God. This is quite overwhelming, yet Ezekiel's words give me peace. Even though tomorrow seems uncertain, I will rest in the fact that God alone knows.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Glad to have you back!!!

Your words were very encouraging to me. It's amazing what a little time with the Lord will do - huh?

Hang in there girl. There's mountains on either side of the valley! Blessings!!!