2021 October 23

      DRY BONES

     I was reading from Ezekiel,  “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.  He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.  He asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’  I said, ‘O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.’

     “I thought to myself that if the Lord had asked me that question I would have replied, “Are you nuts?   Of course not!” I realize that Ezekiel’s story is meant as a symbolic story to help visualize a lesson that God was teaching Ezekiel.  I can easily accept the story of dry bones coming to life as an allegory but not as a true event. At the same time, I do believe in the bodily resurrection.

     Strange thing is, there was a show on the Discovery Channel about “gene hunters”.  These guys are trying to piece together the genome of saber-tooth tigers to be implanted in modern day lion or tiger.  Another set of scientists is working on recreating mammoths.Hmmm!  ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’

     Perhaps these scientists have more faith than I do. Though theirs is perhaps misplaced faith in science and their own abilities.

Certainly, the Master of Creation could bring new life ad He pleases.

Arik and Jenny took us to Starbucks this afternoon. So we got to see Sofia for a minute or two, since this is where she works. While we were there, we came up with a game plan, (or rather plans A, B, C. & D) on how to deal with our housing crisis.

Plan A is to stay put and try to lower the rent. Part of plan A is to seek aid on lowering our monthly bills for food, transportation, electric, and more. Another part of the plan is to get our names back onto lists for other (lower cost) housing in the area. Plan B will widen the search area. Seeking part time employment may be an option but it may be counter productive while seeking income based housing.

These are clouds in the east just prior to sunset.

God bless and goodnight.

©2021 Thomas E Williams

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