The clouds covered over the sun as I walked down King St with coffee in hand. I kept praying that God would give me energy, life and passion through this coffee. It was a futile prayer, because truly, I was relying upon my caffeine dependence rather than God to do anything, and in the end it didn’t work.
Some days I am simply tired. It happens. Last night was a restless night, where my dreams were full of friends who suddenly became enemies in my imaginings and my body twisted and turned uncomfortably so that my back is in knots for the day.
I feel like my lack of energy and worn mind leave my bones dry and my heart tired, and days like this I am always drawn to the words of Ezekiel 37. Check them out:
Ezekiel 37: 1-6
The hand of the Lord was on me, and He brought me out by His Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them. There were a great many of them on the surface of the valley, and they were very dry. Then He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live?
I replied, Lord God, only You know.
He said to me, Prophesy concerning these bones and say to them: Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord God says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will live. I will put tendons on you, make flesh grow on you, and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you so that you come to life. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.
Can these bones live?
Yes. They can. God put flesh on me, and breath in me, and only by Him do I know life. On these days, when the promise of caffeine seems stronger than those of the Lord, I cannot help but be reminded that only by God’s work can these dry bones live.
As always, a post about a hard day is never posted on that day. Do keep that in mind.