Good Morning!
All of us are going to some day just be a box of dry bones in the physical realm. I have been watching a Netflix series about the Medici family of Florence, Italy. It tells the story of how the family came to power and riches and sparked the Renaissance in the 15th century. At the same time, out of curiosity, we watched a documentary of a guy that dug up the Medici family bones to study them.

It occurred to me while watching this that no matter how much we gain in this world, that someday we all will just be a box of bones (unless cremated of course). This family was one of the most rich and powerful in all of Italy and Europe. They had all of life’s luxury. They planned, plotted and devised all of their schemes to gain more wealth. Yet at the end, they just ended up as a box of bones. No matter how much they gained in their lives in riches and power, here over 500 years later someone is just digging up their dry bones to study them. Meaningless? Hmmmm.

The good news is God tells us in the prophesy of Ezekiel how he made a field of bones come to life. I believe this is a vision of how we will all one day be resurrected. God will give us flesh and breath life back into our dry bones and bring us into glory everlasting in heaven with Him. We only need to do one thing — give our lives and hearts to him. He does the rest for us. He will make us strong, give us significance in this life, give us hopes, dreams, and the promise of our future. That really is good news!

So I guess my thoughts around this are, yes, someday we will all be a box of dry bones. But this life is not meaningless if we choose it not to be. We have the choice now while we still are breathing and have flesh to choose life everlasting. God makes the meaningless meaningful. He can use our lives to impact this world and be significant. We are not all called to be a “Billy Graham” or “Martin Luther” of our day, but we can impact those around us starting with just one person. God directs our paths and puts people in our lives around us for a reason. It is up to us to use this life to be purposely meaningful in all we do. That is our calling as Christ Followers.

Let God breath life into you today and be filled with His Spirit and live meaningfully!
I love you and am praying for you today.


Ezekiel 37:1-10 ERV
[1] The LORD’s power came on me. The Spirit of the LORD carried me out of the city and put me down in the middle of the valley. The valley was full of dead men’s bones. [2] There were many bones lying on the ground in the valley. The Lord made me walk all around among the bones. I saw the bones were very dry. [3] Then the Lord said to me, “Son of man, can these bones come to life?” I answered, “Lord GOD, only you know the answer to that question.” [4] Then he said to me, “Speak to these bones for me. Tell them, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD! [5] This is what the Lord GOD says to you: I will cause breath to come into you, and you will come to life! [6] I will put sinew and muscles on you, and I will cover you with skin. Then I will put breath in you, and you will come back to life! Then you will know that I am the LORD.'” [7] So I spoke to the bones for the LORD, as he said. I was still speaking, when I heard the loud noise. The bones began to rattle, and bone joined together with bone! [8] There before my eyes, I saw sinew and muscles begin to cover the bones. Skin began to cover them, but there was no breath in them. [9] Then the Lord said to me, “Speak to the wind for me. Son of man, speak to the wind for me. Tell the wind that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Wind, come from every direction and breathe air into these dead bodies! Breathe into them and they will come to life again!'” [10] So I spoke to the wind for the LORD, as he said, and the breath came into the dead bodies. They came to life and stood up. There were many men-a very large army!

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