“And He said, ‘son of man, can these bones live?’ So I answered, ‘O Lord God, You know.'” – Ezekiel 37:3
Throughout his ministry, the Holy Spirit took Ezekiel and showed him visions. This was happening to him once again. Verse 1 tells us, “The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord.” In this vision, he was brought to a place where there was a valley full of dried up bones. They may have been soldiers who were slain. Regardless, they represented the Jewish nation and the promises that were fulfilled if the covenant of God was broken (Deut. 28:25-26; Jer. 34:20).
God tells Ezekiel to walk around among these bones to see how dry they were, demonstrating that they were never buried properly and they were forgotten, which was unheard of for a Jew. Then He asks Ezekiel a question, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel’s answer is, “Master, only You know what You are going to do and You are the only One with the power to do it.”
In our walk with Jesus through this life, God will eventually come to us with this same question. Maybe even more than once. We will be placed in front of “dry bones” and at the foot of spiritual mountains in our lives that will seem impossible. And while at the foot of that mountain God will ask us, “My child, do you believe I can move this? Do you think I can calm this storm? Do you think I can part the waters and get you to the other side on dry land? Do you believe I can save your son, daughter, mother or father from hell? Do you believe your friend or family member is in My hands and I can save them?” The things that seem impossible for us are not impossible for God.
When we are faced with things in our human life that seem impossible and God challenges us with this question, how do we respond? May we be like Ezekiel and remember nothing is impossible for Him. May we trust God and say, “O Lord, You know” and simply give it to Him to accomplish.
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37