Our current era is not the first time that the people of God have faced challenging, disruptive change. In the time of the prophet Ezekiel, in response to some truly devastating losses, God’s people were falling into despair. They said “Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.” (Ezekiel 37:11) But God wasn’t finished with them yet. God’s Word and Spirit revived their hopes and dreams and enabled them to begin again. I believe God wants to do the same with us today. God says to us as God said to Ezekiel “Mortal ones, can these bones live?” to which we can only reply in faith as he did, “O Lord God, you know!” (37:3) So let us open ourselves up to the new life that God wants to work within and through us.
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Adaptive Change Questions for this Week: Name a loss (or losses) that St Andrew’s has experienced? What gives you hope?