Today we consider the third and final part of the Ezekiel dry bones story.
11 Then he said to me, "Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, "Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.'
12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel.
13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people.
14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord."
What is the identity of the dry bones? What is the good news of God that Ezekiel is to tell them? What is the point of God’s mighty act of resurrection for his people? (see v. 13). What is the promise? (see v. 14).
Mighty God, who has the power to open up graves and raise the dead, raise us up once more – your Church – that we may be the living witness of your power in the world, and the temple of your Holy Spirit. We pray in the might name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.