Praises be to God for seeing another day. This year have kept me and my family on our needs. We have learned the importance of trusting God for your deliverance and healing. Just recently our nephew was murdered as he sat in his truck. The questioned asked, why someone would murder a person that was a handicap. It was just ten years ago when the same nephew was in a terrible accident and lost one of his leg.
Some of the people of this generation has gotten away from Christianity. There is no respect or reverence for the church. Our thinking is not in balance, it is out of balance. We must not forget that God has always existed, God is unique and merciful and full of love for all. We can reap his blessings when we are obedient to His Word.
The Prophet Ezekiel is focuses on reverence for God. Ezekiel states, “the hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones”(Ezek 37:1). The bones needs to be restored to what is pleasing the Lord. As you read the passage in Ezekiel 37, it speaks about dry bones in the valley, and it asked the question, will these bones live again or can these bones live again?
This chapter makes one think of the way people live today including some Christians. We go to church but we are like those dry bones. We have no substance in us that make things seem that we are without hope, when we should look like we do have hope in Christ Jesus. All of our hope is gone, we can live again, if we would turn from our evil ways or our ungodly actions. John tells us, “if we could confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”(1 John 1:9KJV).
Then, I ask myself what has happen to this generation. They have forgotten about the biblical principles of holiness. One young lady remarked, shacking is not in the Bible. I let her know that fornication and adultery was, but it was her choice, where will you spend eternity? That gave her something to think about. I’m not putting anyone down, but just ask yourself, where do you want to spend eternity? Are you in the valley with the dry bones or what?- Evangelist Annie Eskridge, firstname.lastname@example.org.