It brought tears to my eyes recently listening to Lauren Daigle sing Dry Bones (How Can It Be album). I hope you can listen to it. It stirred me.
What happens when foods are dried or bones become dry? There is no more life in them. The nutrients in food items are depleted, taken away. Bone marrow-the life-is dried up leaving the bone useless, dead. Not a pretty picture to say the least. It’s a picture of so many lives, only existing on the outside with no life inside.
We call out to dry bones come alive, come alive
We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones, come alive
Let’s not heap coals on their head but help bind up their wounds and hurts. Let’s lift their spirits and give them hope, offer them love. Let’s not speak death and rules but speak the truth and grace of a loving God. Let’s call out to dry bones to come alive!