Christle & Gold

Dry Bones + God's Breath

faithChristle Nwora1 Comment
He is the God of immeasurably more.

I started January 1, 2013 with Ezekiel 37. Ezekiel finds himself in a valley full of dry lifeless bones (think the elephant graveyard from Lion King). These bones are remnants of lives once lived. Lives once filled with joy and happiness - now decaying and forgotten. Then the Creator of Heaven and Earth asks if these bones can live. 

There are seasons in life where I find myself asking the same question. 

The spring of my freshman year was overwhelming. I knew God wanted more from life and I felt His ask was too big. The God of the Universe and my Creator wanted more than my Sunday worship and a daily quiet time. He wanted for me to give Him all of my burden and stress. Giving God everything meant that I wasn’t capable. That I wasn’t the hero of the story. That I wasn’t in control. I had reached a point where I felt marked my defeat and failure. I felt dry and lifeless just like the bones Ezekiel found. 

But thankfully the Lord answers. God told Ezekiel that the bones can live. That these bones will be filled with the breath of God. That these bones will find purpose and movement. That these bones will come to know the Lord. 

And how sweet is it to know that God doing this work daily. He is picking up our bones, and he is fashioning us to look more like His Son. He leaves our shame and failure in the dust and call us by a new name. He calls Sarai, Sarah. He calls Saul, Paul. And he calls us, loved. Chosen. Blessed. Redeemed. 

He is the God of immeasurably more and the God of new names. 

Originally posted June 27, 2014.