Day 235 –
Oh Lord, Bring these dry bones back to life.
Ezekiel 37:3-10 “He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.”
Have you ever been so worn out and so “done” that you feel like you could give up and no one would even notice?
Maybe there’s no life left in you and you feel like you’re just withering away.
Think about the piano, have you ever seen one that has been sitting unused for years with no one to play it and no melody coming from it? Maybe a plant is sitting on top and the layers of dust around it lay thicker than the sheet music that can be played on it.
These forgotten pianos are just like the forgotten you, missing the life they were created for.
The life that was once in the piano has been drained by the lack of use, no longer filling a room with the melodic sounds resonating from its keys. The beautiful life that was once in you may have been drained by the words of others, the downtrodden thoughts of yourself, or pure lack of use for a greater purpose, and you sit wondering what am I here for when you were created for such a time as this.
But like the dry bones, you can have a new life inside of you and the piano can eventually play a new song. God will bring our bones to life, set our feet to dancing and allow our heart to sing.
A few years ago, our family moved into a new home. We were looking for life to be breathed back into us after the loss of our son and brother. On the day we received the keys to the home, we noticed the previous owner left us with a few gifts, one being a piano. This piano had collected dust, just like our lives after the loss; it had sat in the same place for years, and the seat was ready to fall apart.
But it was a beautiful piano.
So, we cleaned it up, moved it into its own special place in our home and allowed it to fill the entire home and our hearts with the beauty it was created to bring.
The same goes for our hearts, The Spirit is slowly but surely breathing life back into us and we are beginning to dance and sing all over again!
God can breath this same life into you, into your dry bones. Ask the Holy Spirit to breath life back into you and watch as you begin to breath, sing, and dance!