And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. – Ezekiel 37:3-4
God has placed eternity in the hearts of all but not all will have the same destiny. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Philippians 3:20,21) Although death is a natural part of living Children of God look forward to the time when will drink of the waters of eternal life in a heavenly paradise with God. But what if we are experiencing a “dry spell ” in our earthly lives with God now?
Ezekiel chapter 37 gives a thrilling account of God’s hand upon Ezekiel and leading him to a dry valley by the Spirit. God asks Ezekiel a profound question in this dry, mix of bones in this valley. He asks Ezekiel, ” Son of man can these bones live again?”There are many accounts in the bible where God begins an encounter with a question.( Genesis 3:9,10) God is all-knowing and asks questions to call out to the heart of man. (Genesis 4:6) God intersects in our lives and enters the picture to shift our paradigms and to remind us that He specializes in the impossible.