Have you ever been in the desert? If not, It’s certainly something to put on your ‘bucket list’. Yes It’s VERY hot and you could die there. I don’t recommend taking a long hike away from the main road without any water…
But there’s something about the desert. There is a beauty in Its’ severity that can’t be found anywhere else. It has a quality, a purity, If you will. Jesus would often go away from town and out Into the desert to pray. And It’s out in the desert where Ezekiel would have his vision of the valley of dry bones.
In Ezekiel 37, God has the prophet speak to a valley Full of dry bones. God already knows what’s going to happen, but Zeek has a major part to play. He has to prophesy to the bones. God was showing him and us that we must be the carriers of HIS will in the earth. It’s only after Zeek speaks that the bones become reattached to each other, and take on flesh. He tells them to live and THEN God breaths life Into them. They stand as an exceedingly great army of men.
How can we be clothed in truth and filled with the breath of God? We obviously need to speak Gods’ truth Into each others’ lives. We need to speak Gods’ word over ourselves. We have a part to play. It doesn’t just happen by Itself.
The hours pass by these arid skies
As day follows day, and days become years
All life seems to be waiting here
Hot cobalt blue and canyon red along the empty riverbeds
Scorched sand and shale, rocks withered and glazed
All perfectly still, all waiting for rain
Till the Blessing bursts forth and the heavens pour down
Then this cracked hard earth reveals the Divine
From ashen to violet and sandstone to gold
In primrose and amethyst sunsets untold
To all but this ‘wasteland’ now radiantly clothed
The secret remains for a time yet unknown
by Ron Simko
I told someone I’d publish this, and since it kinda fits the theme of dryness to life, well…
Till next time!