Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dry Bones

I don't have time to say as much as I want to, but I just have to tell someone, so I'll tell myself:

It took a few days, but it finally clicked!

Hey! God could have just told those dry dead bones to come alive all by himself without Ezekiel. But instead He worked through the means of his messenger, the man he had appointed to speak his words! So, yeah, God could just give me faith all by himself, He could just speak from heaven to forgive my sins, but instead He uses means. He gives me faith through the hearing of His Word and Baptism: He strengthens that faith and forgives my sin by His Body and Blood. He uses a man to speak his absolution to me. ...

Got it! Ezekiel is the office of the ministry and this story is all about God using means to make me alive....!

yes, I was in a hurry. It is Ezekiel not Isaiah!


Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

Well spotted, Truth Questioner.

TruthQuestioner said...

[quoting Migel{Penquins (TM) Big Idea (TM)}]

"Thank you. I thought it was rather impressive."

Moria said...

Not only that, but God commands Ezekiel to prophesy to the Spirit -- Ezekiel ends up preaching to God.

TruthQuestioner said...

Huh! That's interesting....but, well, somewhat weird.

I'd love to hear someone talk about the ramifications of that.