Most all of the photos I found of skeletons were either too scientific looking or too scarey. This one made me laugh! He/she looks so lifelike, contemplative and deep in thought. In any case, for this person healthy bones are no longer a concern!
I have osteoporosis in my family and need to be concerned about good bone health. There are lots of preventative measures to take. Weight-bearing exercise is recommended as well as a diet rich in calcium. I am thrilled to see ice cream and frozen yogurt on the high-in-calcium list! Vitamin D is important which I prefer getting from the sun rather than a pill. The next time I enjoy ice cream in the sunshine, I can do it without a shred of guilt!
Our verse for today comes from a vision the Lord gave His prophet, Ezekiel. The bones represent the nation of Israel. Their bones were dried up as their hope was gone and they were cut off. God promised to put flesh on those bones and give life through His Spirit. It was an image of what He would do for them, bringing them back to their land.
There is no life without His Spirit. We are all dead in our sins without His life-giving Spirit. Those who reject Jesus Christ are like dried up bones, without hope and cut off from a vital relationship with their Maker. But with His breath comes true life. In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). The breath of His Spirit moves me to a living loving relationship with Him.
My prayer today; “Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.”