Since today is Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d share an old post from 08-24-15. This story from the Bible has always amazed me. To imagine bones coming back to life creates visions of Stephen Spielberg’s creative mind. It seems an impossible story, but it’s true, as is everything that appears in this amazing book. Nothing but the voice of God, Himself.
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. This example of God’s restoration is to assure us that we’ll receive new life, even when our bodies have been broken and die.
Are you in a point in your life 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?
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. 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 tears – NO SIN!
Momma K,…this post from so many years ago rings true today as our Christ remains unchanged always! Only HE can restore! I love the visuals and the movie reference that brings restoration to “life”. I don’t know where I’d be without Christ! I love you and pray for you and Paul daily. I’m headed out soon to visit my youngest son,…I’m so thankful to feel good for a few days. It’s God! Please stay safe and blessed! 🙏🏻🙏🏻💙💛❤️
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Wonderful news that you’re feeling up to visiting family. I was thinking about you just before receiving your note. God is so good. Paul and I have a busy week health wise coming up. I’m scheduled for laser removal of the remaining stone which is too big to retrieve. Paul has finished a month of a new treatment for his problem. We’re both keeping our urologists in the money. I continue to pray for you, my virtual daughter. If God can restore life to skeletal remains He will overcome anything. Love you, sweet Karla. ❤️❤️Momma K
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