In a world that sometimes seems to suffocate us. In a world that is filled with so much pain and suffering, we find our joy and our peace being stolen. Our own sinful natures also stifle our spiritual growth and we come to realize that we are in danger of losing our life as we remain trapped in sin and despair.
Death is seen by man as purely physical and is an inevitable process, a final process. We also need to see that death can also be spiritual. But as Christians, as acute followers of Jesus we need to remind ourselves and we need to allow the Holy Spirit to convict us that our lives belong to Christ. Our Lord Jesus has overcome our physical death, but also our spiritual death.
From the very beginning as God created man and woman, the Spirit of God was present in our world. The very breath of God which brought life to our world became present in man as God emulated Himself within us. Ezekiel’s prophesy shows us the power of the Spirit of our God who is able to restore life through breathing life into dry bones. We also know that the Spirit of God is uncontrollable like the wind which goes where it wills and blows gently or can exhibit its power by creating a great storm.
The Holy Spirit is able to recreate us just as the dry bones in the valley were recreated. God’s spirit restores us to a full life in Christ. It is through Jesus that we are restored. We see Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We see Jesus’s compassion as he wept for his friend. What an example for us as to the enormous capacity of love and care Jesus has for us. In his own words Jesus confirms his power over death and His promise of life, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus is the breath of life. Our lives… Do you believe this?
Much love and blessings