Read Ezekiel 37:1-14

While the story of Ezekiel’s vision in the valley of dry bones gathers up the story of a suffering and nearly-dead community, it may have a personal dimension to offer people like us.  When our resources are dried up beyond any hope, like the totally barren and wind-blown bones of a long-decayed army, the Spirit of God can still bring things together.  There is hope even beyond this present hopelessness, light beyond this day of darkness.  God still brings forth new life where death has reigned; nothing is lost or forgotten!

When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources, Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known unto men; For out of His infinite riches in Jesus He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

(Annie J. Flint, Public Domain)

David Chafin

United Christian Church, Coal Center, PA

Consultant to the Regional Minister