Everywhere dry bones and death lie on the ground. No life comes from them. They do not arise and sing. They do not let out a cry. Silent and barren. No flesh cover them. No sinew connect. No skin covers. No breath comes from them.
They do not know. They have not heard and they have not perceived.
Ezekiel 37:11b "Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!"
This is true of things in life. Dry, hopeless and lost souls who need the good news prophesied over them.
Look and see what my King has done. See He has overcome the world. Come and see. Open your eyes, lean in close to hear the voice that spoke you and all creation into being.
He was born to a virgin and lay in a manger. He did not enter with ceremony as some would expect from a King. He did not come for fame. He came for me and you. He had nothing to prove because He is God.
He healed, He spoke life and truth. Lead to the cross like a common criminal. Though having done no wrong they nailed Him there. Body broken, blood spilled. Wounded. For us. Not to prove a point but to put an end to an ancient disease that had caused too much death, disease and destruction for so many.
He breathed His last with a loud cry. It is finished! The sky grew dark and the way to the Father torn open by this amazing act of love. Gasps and sobs. 'Our Christ is dead.'
Women come and care for Him. Anoint His body and prepare Him for the tomb.
What a dark time to be in. What a hopeless place they faced. What happens now?
A return to the tomb on the Sunday reveals an Angel there. "He whom you seek is not here."
Christ had risen from the dead. Can this be that the Christ who died is no longer dead but lives?
He lives! He lives!
Oh Lord Jesus Christ am I just so in awe and amazed and thankful for all you have done for me. You have saved me. You live in me and You breathe life into my weary soul. Your Spirit fills every inch of me.
Arise and Shine and Speak the Good News of what Christ has done for you. It is a message that does not grow old and one that will change the lives of many. The Gospel needs to be spoken and heard.
This Christmas lets share the love of Christ with others and let them know the Good News that brings life to dry bones and breathes into their souls and awakens them.