ROOTED - Friday, September 17, 2021


The raising of the dry bones surely reminds us of the story of Jesus’ resurrection.  Read Luke’s version here.


Luke 24:1-9

1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 

2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 

3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 

4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 

5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 

6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 

7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 

8 Then they remembered his words. 

9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 


Reflections

How is the story of Jesus’ resurrection similar to or different from Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones?


Why is this story of Jesus’ resurrection so foundationally important for our Christian faith?  Do I believe it?


Prayer

Almighty God, who raised Jesus Christ from the dead, we pray you would do another resurrection for your Church.  Give us new life.  Shock the world with your power.  And prove once more that nothing can stop your purposes, through Christ the Lord.  Amen.