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.