Will the Summer Heat Prevail?

It’s like a complete resurrection.

Ezekiel 37:1-28

Reference: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. (Exekiel 37:5 NIV)
Explore: Here in Melbourne, Australia we have experienced a long, dry Summer. I wouldn’t say it’s been that much hotter than usual, but we’ve certainly had less rain.
As a result, our gardens are looking very sad. There are wilting leaves in most gardens and I know there are a few plants around our house that have just given up.
I am by no means a gardener, however, I’m always surprised by a number of plants that recover from such dehydration. I’ll look at them at the end of Summer and think that the heat has gotten the better of them, then a couple of months later I’ll notice they are full, colourful and flourishing.
It’s like a complete resurrection.
Application: Thankfully the vegetation laws are not up to me! God has made some plants in such a way that they can withstand extreme heat and survive dry environments.
And it’s the same with us. Where our lives can often seem dry and lifeless, God can bring hope and resurrection. There are times when we feel like there is no future, yet God brings life and new breath into our souls.
Let us not stay on the ground with the rest of the dry bones, but receive God’s life-giving breath and rise to the potential He has put within us.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your hope. May it give us new life each and everyday. Amen.
What is God’s life-giving breath leading you to today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.