Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dem Bones

Ezekiel 37:1-6
The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

you know how music 
moves and inspires me.
I cannot hear the prophet Ezekiel's
vision of the dry bones
without hearing
the Delta Rhythm Boys sing
"Dem Bones" linked here: https://youtu.be/hYeQUXXYvK0

so many days I feel like 
dry bones,
tired bones,
lazy bones...
I need encouragement.
I need good news.
I need help.

You are the One who knits together bones into a body.
You are the One who gives shape.
You are the One who gives breath.
You are the One who gives life.

take this bag of bones
and make me LIVE again
for your sake.

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