Last week at church the lector read from the book of Ezekiel about how God brought to life a pile of dry bones:
“The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.'” (Ezekiel 37:1-6)
These days I feel God doing the same thing to me. Every day He is healing my bones of the osteoporosis and making my body stronger. It is still a miracle of God’s love that I didn’t break my back or a hip in the bike accident on June 16th when I fractured my left shoulder in four places! As God is breathing more life into my body, I feel more hope and joy, and a greater capacity to love and serve…and I know that He is the Lord!