In Ezekiel’s day, hope had become a rare commodity. He must have felt as desolate and useless as the piles of bones that he had seen in a startling vision. As the prophet sat in the middle of a valley, he knew that only a miracle could bring together his decimated and scattered people. Yet as Ezekiel watched, a miracle of life took place. Where before only dry bones had littered the landscape, the Lord added muscles, tendons, and tissue. And into those restored, silent bodies, God breathed new life.
Maybe you feel dry, defeated, emotionally scattered. Perhaps you sit alone, dejected, watching a panorama of death unfold before you. But do not despair! If the God of Ezekiel is your God, then know that even the dry bones before you can live again. In His grace they can live and stand upon their feet—an exceedingly great army.
(Excerpted from The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible)
Contributed by: Nathan Parker