We, as the church, can be just like those spiritually dry bones. And sometimes we don’t even realize that we’re lying uselessly at the bottom of a valley. We weren’t always like this. We used to be alive and full of the Spirit. But for whatever reason, we’ve become tired, worn out, exhausted, and overwhelmed. And over time we can find ourselves dry and utterly lifeless.
Now we can stay that way. In fact, we will stay that way on our own. So, we need the breath of Christ to revive us. We need the gentle, yet powerful voice of the Holy Spirit to rattle us back to life. We need the healing words of Jesus to piece our broken bones back together; to strengthen our muscles and tendons with His hope; to cover us with His grace like skin. We need Him to lift us out of our graves. Only then can we become a “vast army”; a church that cannot be quiet about the miracle of resurrection, because we’ve experienced it first-hand. Only then can we bring the hope and joy that this world so desperately needs.
So listen and watch for the life-giving breath that God desires to breathe into us. When we inhale it, it will heal us. When we exhale it, His breath will bring life to all who need it.