The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
Ezekiel saw a vision that expressed the state of God’s people. It wasn’t a good look; they were lifeless and hopeless.
Friends, I submit to you that the love of God is eternal. This was the state of a people that had turned their backs on Him and forsaken His precepts. This was after diverse manifestations of His love and mercy towards them. This relationship was one of unfaithfulness to a loving and ever faithful God. In the end, their unfaithfulness led them to the lifeless and hopeless situation they found themselves in.
But inspite of all they had done, God remained faithful to his side of the bargain, and He was still interested in their prosperity and wellbeing. Hence His dialogue with prophet Ezekiel, hence the honest appraisal from the man of God; “Sovereign Lord, you alone know”.
Like the prodigal son, sometimes we need to come to the end of ourselves in order for God to intervene. Nothing is too small, nothing is too big, nothing is impossible; as long as its in His will.
His will is demonstrated in the Bible, and also through nudges from the Holy Spirit. The more we draw close in prayer, study and worship; the more we see His mighty hands fulfilling His earthly purpose. And the more we yield our lives to Him, the more we see His power at work in us.
Let us pray… Lord, you that know all things, I submit to you in prayers. I believe that nothing is impossible as long as its in your will, so I pray for your will to be done in my life, and for your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Sovereign Lord, reign in me! I ask in faith, through Jesus Christ – amen!