Friday, March 20, 2015

PM#0386 Dry Bones Ez 37 vs 4-6

Dry Bones
Ez 37:4-6

Have you ever heard of dry bones getting flesh again?  This is spoken of in Ez 37:4-6.

Flesh being restored to dry bones seems impossible, but God says it will happen.  Now if that can happen, are there other things that can be restored?  The answer is Yes.

Restoration can occur where there is forgiveness and grace which are acts of love which restore.

There is a story of a man who was a ruler and very cruel to many people.  It caused many people to be discouraged and give up hope. 
One day this man found forgiveness and grace from Jesus, which completely changed him and led him to a life of helping others, and that change in him brought new flesh not only to his dry bones but to others who had given up hope.

When all hope seems to have dried up, consider this prayer:  Father, hope has dried up.  We need restoration to again have hope.  Please send forgiveness and grace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Reflection Questions:

When hope seems to be gone—where do we turn?

Have you seen times when God did restore in situations that seemed helpless to us?

How does forgiveness bring about change?