The Valley of Dry Bones

bones2Ezekiel 37

“Son of man, can these bones live?

The prophet Ezekiel is addressed by God as “son of man” more than ninety times. It was a good reminder of one the characteristics that members of the humans species have in common: being fragile: easily broken, frail, lacking physical and emotional strength, very weak! Ezekiel answered God’s question regarding the bones plainly but wisely: “Oh Lord God, You know.” That is, if it can be done, You alone must do it.

No faith is needed to do the possible. Again and again God asks us to do what we cannot do. Ezekiel was willing to become a fool by doing exactly what God told him. He said to the bones that had no ears, “hear”.

Have you, like me, heard that God’s commands are not to be questioned or debated, but obeyed? We might feel awkward, embarrassed or inadequate…good! “For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” (Ps.103:14). God, YAHWEH, is an expert on miracles, He is all-powerful and is never inadequate. Our business is to obey; God will do the rest.

Published in: on May 23, 2013 at 6:21 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Me encantó ésta reflexión porque creo que mi obediencia es una manera de expresar mi amor y fidelidad al Señor y una consecuencia de vivii una vida en el temor de Dios en la que la desobediencia nunca será una opción. “Our business is to obey” es una frase que seguramente recordaré de hoy en adelante. Gracias!

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