Dry Bones and Grace

God Reflection

GodReflection: Is Grace Still Amazing?

A cemetery must be one of the most revered places on the planet. All graves have one thing in common—dry bones. Never on any visit has the idea crossed my mind to attempt to change old bones from dry and dead to vibrant and alive.

The Old Testament prophet Ezekiel shares a story that is unbelievable in the face of known facts. God shows him a valley filled with dry bones then poses the question, “Can these bones live?”

To look closer at Ezekiel’s story, we find ourselves in chapter thirty-seven. By now God has shown Ezekiel enough wonders and sounds never seen by a mere mortal that Ezekiel gives the Holy Creator what would seem to be a cautious and yet obvious answer to God’s dead bone question:“O Lord GOD, you know.”

At God’s command the prophet begins to prophesy.

Bones start…

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