Monday, August 18, 2008

Where's the Plug?

Background Ezekiel 37:1–14

Where's the Plug?

This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: . . . you will come to life. (Ezekiel 37:5)

I EAGERLY ANTICIPATE SPRING! I love it when bare branches sprout tiny buds, anticipating a rainbow burst of colors, which then blanket an entire landscape. God assures the seasons! Summer does follow winter!

It seems different, however, when an accident occurs. One surgeon, however, shared a word of hope. After surgery, television captured the amazing moment when the amputee coordinated the prosthesis to pick up an ice tray and carefully place it in the freezer! Tiny motors were responding to the same nerves that had triggered the arm prior to the amputation, making it act much as the original arm.

But dead bones? That is even worse! Amazingly, God tells his prophet to speak to them, that they might live! What? Speak to dry bones – lifeless, full hopelessness and despair? What could that possibly do? But don’t forget Who God is, and what He sees!

A little girl I knew, knowing only the fun and security of her bathtub at home, brought things down to size. Accompanying her parents to the ocean for the first time, she breathlessly asked, “Daddy, where’s the plug?”

Hidden in what could have been a note of despair, was hope. Surely there’s a plug! Our adult minds forget that no problem is too big for God! He has the plug!

—Paul Wilson

Write down a word picture of the “dry bones” in your life. Write down what He would have you say to them.

© 2008 by Wesleyan Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wesleyan Publishing House.

1 comment:

richardwilson said...

did you forget me,pam sent me an anounsement of the family reunion and i forgot to scedule for this year.i will make an attempt to be there though.enjoyed having your dad and gloria at our 50 th anniversary party.