The prophet Ezekiel responded to God with these words in Ezekiel 37. He looked out over a situation that was beyond hopeless – it was dead. Everyone had written it off and moved on. The army was not only destroyed, the only thing left of them was bones – and those bones were starting to flake apart with heat and time.
And God asked His prophet a question with only one possible answer – outside of God. He asked, “Can these bones lives?”
I feel like sometimes God does this in our lives. That dream, that desire, the opportunity is so dead, it’s bones are bleached. And God whispers, “Can that live?”
How hard to respond in faith and humility like Ezekiel and say, “O God, only You really know.”
Oh to have that kind of confidence in God! If You want it, Lord, nothing is impossible.
And then Ezekiel took it up a notch. He heard God’s ridiculous plan…and he obeyed. He opened his mouth and preached to the dead. As Ezekiel did what he was told, God did what He told him He would do.
Those bones lived.
To believe mentally is inadequate; we must do as we are told. Only then do we get to see God’s will fulfilled, His promised kept, and things greater even than these.
We believe the impossible. We obey even when it’s dark. God does the impossible and those who walk in darkness see a great light. And we believe more.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.