In 1999, an adventure/horror movie called “The Mummy” hit the big screen and we were witness to the dead coming back to life – embalming garb and all. Flesh began to cover near skeletal bodies – muscle replaced withered flesh – blood flowed through lifeless creatures once more and it scared the heck out of us.
There’s a similar story in the book of the prophet Ezekiel. His vision of a field of dead bodies inspired by God was returned to flesh and blood. God’s breath brought new life from death. This part of the Bible is one of those seemingly impossible stories, but it certainly gives us a clear image of how God can restore life.
The people of Israel had a long history of being held in captivity. They often became slaves to the religion and culture of their captors as well. This example of God’s restoration is to assure us that we’ll receive new life, even when our bodies have been broken and carry no life at all.
Are you in a point right now where you feel there’s no hope? Do you struggle with a severe illness or disability? Is your pattern of existence a day to day battle to simply get by? Are you in a broken relationship? Have you gone a long time without a job? Do you live with addiction or abuse?
God doesn’t promise a life without problems. In fact, when man separated himself from God by his disobedience, we all became inheritors of sin, but God, in that very moment of betrayal, provided a way out for us. The promise was a Savior who would bring eternal life to those who follow Him.
We’re all broken, but there is hope for everyone. That promise God made so long ago still lives today, just as we’ll someday live again with perfect bodies – with no pain – no sorrow – no sin.
NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD!