“I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live again and return home to your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done what I said. Yes the Lord has spoken.”
The Spirit of the Lord takes Ezekiel to a valley full of dry bones. The Lord tells Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones commanding them to come together.
So the bones are gathered together, and flesh, sinews and skin cover the bones. But there is no life in them.
The Lord then tells Ezekiel to call out to the wind to come and fill the bodies. The bodies stand up, alive like a great army.
The Lord tells Ezekiel to prophesy to Israel and to promise that the Lord will bring them back from exile and He will put His Spirit in them.
There is nothing more dead than dry bones. But God can turn death into life when we trust Him.
The people of Israel were in exile and had abandoned all hope of returning home. But God said, “You will go home.”
Whatever hopes or dreams we have that seem to be as dead as dry bones can be brought to life by the Holy Spirit.
The only condition is that we trust God to do it His way.
Holy Spirit, come and bring life to the dry bones of my lost dreams. Come and bring life where there is no life. Amen.