Rev. Donna Broadbent-Kelly: May 2020
Donna takes Ezekiel 37:1-14 and talks of restoration.
The Valley of Dry Bones
1 The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Sovereign LORD, you alone know." 4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.' " 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' " 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army. 11 Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.' "
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
DUNCAN Dyason MBE had a miraculous escape from a life of booze and crime. He converted to Christianity, became a youth worker in Chesham Bois and went on to devote his life to rescuing Guatemalan street children.He has written a book about it, Miracle Children: The Toybox Story and this is the next choice of the Good Faith Book Club. We had our first Zoom meeting on Saturday and plan another...
Rom discusses the parable of the mustard seed from Matthew 13:31-32.The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast31 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in...
Tony Miller MBE, on behalf of Whitechapel Mission, is concerned that in the current situation the Mission will not reap their normal harvest of tinned and dried goods from churches like ours. What is more, he understands that they may be the only Day Centre open for the homeless this coming Christmas. Read his letter, see the short video on their work and see if you can contribute via their...
Community centre - Cards for Good Causes: 30 local and national charities