“Nothing is too dead for God.” Our pastor used this refrain in her sermon on Ezekiel 37. The prophet Ezekiel envisioned a valley of human bones belonging to the people of God who were taken into captivity and lost their faith. God tells Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones to join back together, put on flesh, and finally for the winds to breathe into the bodies, bringing them back to life.
Pastor Julia challenged us to recognize the dry bones in our lives. What keeps us from rising up with vigor and praise as the people of God? What are some of the dry bones you recognize this winter? Where can God’s Spirit rebuild your body and mind? Come into our thoughts and lives, Lord, and bring new life to our ministries. Remind us of the refrain, “Nothing is too dead for God.”
This message is adapted from a Women of the ELCA blog by Phyllis Rude for the Women of the ELCA. Today is President’s Day.
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