In my years in the automotive trade I would often find myself in a junkyard trying to find parts to repair an old car or truck. I remember walking among the wrecks of crashed and broken-down vehicles that mostly had no hope of ever returning to the roads.
We don’t need to go to a junkyard to find brokenness; it’s all around us and even in us. In Ezekiel 37:1-14, we read that the prophet Ezekiel was taken in a vision to a bone-yard or to the ‘Valley of Dry Bones’. He could see no hope in the brokenness, dryness and hopelessness that was all around him.
God asked Ezekiel to speak hope, life and the Spirit of God into the valley. Amazingly, not only did the bones come together and form fully functioning bodies, but as the Spirit of God entered them, they became a great and mighty army.
God used His servant to speak life into a dead and broken situation.
We need not be overwhelmed by the brokenness around us, but speak life, hope and the Spirit of God into dry bones. When we do, what is dislocated and broken will come together and take on purpose and authority.
Ps Dave & Alix Morse